December 11, 2017 - 23 Kislev 5778


Daily spiel for Monday, December 11

A daily roundup of the trending stories in the Jewish and mainstream world.

Rabbi 2 Rabbi: The Maccabees in our own image

The heroes of Chanukah were warriors, pious believers, political protesters and more, but their story changes depending on the audience, a situation that reflects our own flaws.

WJC president raps Duesseldorf for cancelled Max Stern exhibit

World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder is urging the City of Duesseldorf, Germany, to reconsider its decision to cancel an exhibition on Max Stern.

June 1967

How the 1967 war turned Israel into a pariah state

Once defeated by the powerful and therefore no longer embattled Israelis, the Arabs became the objects of pity, and were assigned the part of victim.


Toronto police investigating music video played at Al-Quds Day rally

Toronto police are investigating a complaint alleging that a music video played at last summer’s Al-Quds Day rally glorified violence against Jews.


Living Jewish


Poets who make poets, not just poetry

It’s poet’s year in Montreal. A major art gallery is mounting a blockbuster show devoted to Leonard Cohen’s life and work

Shabbat Times




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