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Your Daily Spiel For May 22

Anti-Semitic sketch spoofed Netta Barzilai, Paraguay opened new embassy in Jerusalem, Anne Frank plaque stolen, Han Solo is Jewish.

Play set in the 1930s feels relevant today

Award-winning actress Sarah Orenstein brings her four decades of stage performance to the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, running from May 22 to June 10 in Toronto.

Orthodox Jews will hate ‘Disobedience’ for all the wrong reasons

The film probably has some inaccuracies, sure. But the bigger problem is that it is very boring.

Jazz pianist teams up with his musical idol for tour

Pianist Noam Lemish is touring with jazz guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman, whom he was a fan of when he was young.

Travel

Blending Caribbean sun and Jewish history in Curacao

On this Caribbean island you can find a small Jewish community of 350 that dates back almost 400 years.

Tel Aviv’s Independence Trail weaves past, present and future

Inspired by similar self-guided heritage walking tours in cities like Boston, the Independence Trail will use a free app with the latest GPS technology to share photos, video clips and augmented reality for each site.

Sports

Jewish former hockey pros teach skills to the next generation

Getting budding Auston Matthewses or Patrik Laines prepared for the season is pretty much a year-round proposition and many former players turn to running hockey schools when their playing days are over. Two of the most popular in Toronto are associated with Jews who were once, in their primes, elite hockey players.

Q&A with Sylvan Adams: the man who brought the Giro d’Italia...

For the first time ever, a Grand Tour cycling race will start outside of Europe. The Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most prestigious and widely watched cycling events, will kick off on May 4 in Jerusalem. Canadian-born philanthropist Sylvan Adams was instrumental in bringing the race to Israel.

Mollie Jepsen – the Vancouver skier who won gold at the...

For Mollie Jepsen, 18, competing for Canada at the Paralympic Games in South Korea became an attainable dream, even though she was hamstrung by a lack of preparation time, due to her latest injury – a broken ankle.

Expos star Tim Raines celebrated at sports breakfast

Tim Raines, who spent 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos, was presented with the Expos Baseball Legends Award at the 14th annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast in Montreal.

Jerusalem’s ‘Sports Rabbi’ wins trip to Montreal to see Canadiens game

Josh Halickman, a Montreal native who made aliyah in 2004, was the winner of the Bring Home the Biggest Fan contest, which was run by the Canadiens and Air Canada.

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