December 14, 2017 - 26 Kislev 5778


Daily spiel for Wednesday, December 13

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

Director hoping to fund a dream project about Bulgarian king

Director Ted Kotcheff feels it is his personal mission to create a film about Bulgarian King Boris III who played a significant role in World War II.

Author writes book about ‘ordinary’ lives of ‘ordinary’ people

A book with a collection of stories that requires concentration and careful reading. In a sense they can be appreciated as discrete components of the larger compilation of what ultimately amounts to a portrait of the writer himself.

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.



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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