Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

What You Missed in the News: February 23 – March 2

Our Top Stories this week include our ongoing Top 20 Under 40 series, the hottest Israeli Startups to watch this year, and more

By: Daniel Koren

Published: March 2nd, 2014 in News » World

It was a good week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life, as we continued with our 4th annual Top 20 Under 40 series. To recap, we have compiled a list of our top stories for the week of February 23rd, containing our most read, most interesting, and most talked about material focusing on a range of topics that include news, culture, business, technology, politics and more.

Top 20 Under 40: Yael Cohen

Cohen is the founder and CEO of F*ck Cancer

Jewish Top 10s: Israeli Startups to Watch in 2014

We all know that Tel Aviv is second to none, save for Silicon Valley, when it comes to the hightech industry. As such, here is a look of some of the most promising startups poised to make big changes in the year 2014

The Nosh Pit – Hot and Spicy Kosher Recipes

With another impending polar vortex on it’s way, warm up your life with some of these spicy dishes.

Jewish Comics Anthology Needs Your Help

Our exclusive interview with contributor Liat Shalom

Top 20 Under 40 – Aaron Abrams

Toronto-born actor, Aaron Abrams, currently stars on NBC’s ‘Hannibal’

Shalom, Latvia: A Jewish Culture Guide

In 1991, Latvia gained autonomy with the fall of the Soviet Union. July 4th was designated as Holocaust Memorial Day. Today, there are an estimated 9,000 Jews living in Latvia, with the majority residing in the capital, Riga.

Jewish Hall of Fame: Harold Pinter

Our latest inductee into the Hall of Fame is the Nobel Prize winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and director

Top 20 Under 40: Corey Herscu

Herscu is a tech expert dubbed ‘the cellular guru’, regular contributor to Global TV and CP24, and founder of the techno-focused PR agency HerscuPR

Top 20 Under 40: Michael Benadiba

Benadiba is CEO and one of the founding partners at OrderDynamics, bringing with him a dozen years of experience in the eCommerce industry

Breakthrough Jew – Jared Goldberg

Goldberg won the U.S. Championship in downhill ski racing in 2013

Startup Club: Cellrox

The Tel Aviv-based company has developed an innovative technology that allows “completely independent, and secure personas to coexist seamlessly on one device”

Top 20 Under 40 – Hannah Alper

11-year-old Hannah Alper is an eco-blogger, activist, Free the Children ambassador and speaker for Me to We

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Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Among Those Headlining Just for Laughs Festival

May 07, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder

Rogen and wife, Lauren Miller will also host their ‘Hilarity for Charity’ fundraiser for the National Alzheimer’s Association at the festival.

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Jewish Hall of Fame: Daniel Auster

May 07, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Daniel Auster

In honor of celebrating 66 years of Israeli independence, we look at the acting mayor of Jerusalem when it became part of the State of Israel

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Musician, Rachael Sage

May 07, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

Sage discusses Carole King, being raised Jewish, her latest album ‘Next Destination’ and much more

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Amy Schumer’s Interview With a 106-Year-Old Woman is Priceless [VIDEO]

May 07, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain

Schumer and Downing attended the same University, despite their 73 year age difference.

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Paul Rudd and Jon Hamm Had a Trivial Pursuit Showdown to Win a Girl’s Heart

May 07, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain

The ‘Anchorman 2’ star tells Vanity Fair that he felt emasculated by Jon Hamm’s intelligence.

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Bogus Deaf Interpreter the Face Of Tel Aviv’s Livelens App

May 07, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
 Bogus Deaf Interpreter the Face Of Tel Aviv's Livelens App

A new video sharing app has recruited Thamsanqua Janjtie, the infamous interpreter who signed nonsensical gestures during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, as the face of it’s viral video ad campaign

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Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft And Vandalism

May 07, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Auschwitz Museum Hit By Theft And Vandalism

From stealing barbed wire that kept millions imprisoned, to writing "I had a smoke here" on the bunks, tourists have been leaving an unwanted mark on the already scarred grounds of Auschwitz

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