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What You Missed in the News: February 2 – 9

Our Top Stories this week include a look at Israeli’s athletes at Sochi 2014, our review of the Lego Movie, this year’s Juno nominees, Joel Kinnaman, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: February 9th, 2014 in News » World

It was a good week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life, as we celebrate the launch of brand new site format. Take a moment to browse if you like, and check out our new Sports section!

To recap everything that’s taken place this week, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of February 2nd, containing our most read, most interesting, and most talked about material focusing on a range of topics that include news, culture, business, technology, politics, sports and more.

A Look at Israel’s Athletes at Sochi 2014

The best of the best will be competing in Sochi, Russia starting this Friday, including five determined Israeli athletes set on bringing home the gold

REVIEW: ‘The Lego Movie’ Shines Beyond Its Plastic Surface

Phil Lord and Chris Miller construct a poignant, heartfelt, and hilarious animated film with Lego.

The Nosh Pit – Kosher Malaysian Recipes

For your next Asian-inspired meal, put your Chinese and Japanese cookbooks aside and try one of these delectable Malaysian dishes.

Jewish Top 10s: Olympic Moments

In honor of the Olympic Games opening today to mark Sochi 2014, we look at some of the most celebrated and most interesting Jewish Olympic moments in history

2014 Juno Nominees Announced

The nominations for this year’s Juno Awards were announced in downtown Toronto. Arcade Fire leads with six nods for their stellar ‘Reflektor’; Drake, Serena Ryder, Michael Buble, Celine Dion are close behind

REVIEW: Metamorphosis

The Icelandic theatre group, Vesturport, and Lyric Hammersmith’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s classic tale is powerful, poignant, haunting, and a must-see.

Shalom, Bolivia: A Jewish Culture Guide

Bolivia may have a decreasing amount of permanent Jewish residents, but thousands of Israeli tourists visit each year.

Jewish Hall of Fame: Gustav Mahler

This week’s inductee is the creator of some of the most extravagant symphonies ever performed, an innovative virtuoso, conductor, composer, philosopher and multi-talented musician

Breakthrough Jew – Joel Kinnaman

This Swedish-born actor plays Alex in the Robocop reboot

Startup Club: Solve Media

Morphing those annoying little scriptures called CAPTCHAs into intriguing and compelling content, New York’s Solve Media is currently altering the advertising industry, one CAPTCHA at a time

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Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend Not to Bring African Americans to ‘My Games’

April 26, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend Not to Bring African Americans to 'My Games'

TMZ caught Donald Sterling on tape making some very offensive and racist comments

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The Top 10 Jewish Twitter Users

April 25, 2014 | By Zak Edwards
The Top 10 Jewish Twitter Users

Our look at some of the most entertaining and thought-provoking tweeters out there

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Time’s 100 List Includes Israeli Academic

April 25, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Time's 100 List Includes Israeli Academic

Renowned economist Anat Admati hailed as one of the most influential people in the world for her progressive views on banking

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Chinese Web Chat Service Makes Mark Zuckerberg Cry in New Ad [VIDEO]

April 25, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
Chinese Web Chat Service Makes Mark Zuckerberg Cry in New Ad [VIDEO]

WeChat imagines Zuckerberg speaking to his psychiatrist about losing friends

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William Shatner’s One Man Show Screens in Theatres For One Night Only

April 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
William Shatner’s One Man Show Screens in Theatres For One Night Only

Shatner brought his well-received ‘Shatner’s World’ to U.S screens for one night only.

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Chris Martin Opens Up About Gwyneth Paltrow Split [VIDEO]

April 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Chris Martin Opens Up About Gwyneth Paltrow Split [VIDEO]

The Coldplay front man will appear on BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe show on Monday.

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Seth Meyers is Hosting The 2014 Emmys

April 25, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Meyers is Hosting The 2014 Emmys

The new ‘Late Night’ host will be tackling yet another huge hosting gig this summer.

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Building Literal Bridges Between Israelis and Palestinians

April 25, 2014 | By Shiri Wasserman
Building Literal Bridges Between Israelis and Palestinians

SAYA Design for Change, an Israeli architecture firm, says it’s using its knowledge of space and planning to design practical ground solutions to border conflicts like the ones between Israel and the Palestinian Territories

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