March 23, 2017 - 25 Adar 5777

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Your daily spiel for Thursday, March 23

In today's spiel: Bomb threats at York University's Glendon campus, an Israeli-American arrested on suspicion of perpetrating over 100 U.S. bomb threats on Jewish institutions, Garth Drabinsky's new musical.

Trump-era sermons should focus on character, not policy

One of the reasons I switched synagogues was for want of a better sermon. Rabbis have a choice to critique the Trump administration’s policies in their sermons. But in some senses, that would represent a missed opportunity.

Broadcasting vet Ralph Benmergui returns to CBC renewed

Over the span of his 35 years in broadcasting, Benmergui has seen it all: the hype, the hustle, the hoopla, the false promises and the fickle and ugly underbelly of an industry that will steal your soul.

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Politicians say new electoral map will diminish rights of minorities

Quebec's newly revised electoral map should be challenged in court, say elected officials from the city’s west end, because it diminishes the political rights of minorities.

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'Inside Amy Schumer' SCREENSHOT

Amy Schumer’s Clash with Alt-Right Brings ‘fake news’ to Netflix

Leather Special, Amy Schumer's new Netflix comedy special, for which the comedian got horrible abuse from Nazi websites gaining traction under the alt-right movement, doesn't pass muster with Michael Fraiman.

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