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Your daily spiel for Friday, May 19

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner at New York City's Pride in 2009. FLICKR

Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.


Another Jewish day school bites the dust? Associated Hebrew Schools has announced that its selling its Atkinson Street building in Thornhill.

The meaning of more Orthodox: The Jewish community’s Orthodox component is growing in size and influence. Read Paul Lungen’s latest cover story on the potential impacts of this demographic trend.

Weiner pleads guilty: Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate infamous for his extramarital sexting, will plead guilty in a federal courtroom today to ”transferring obscene material to a minor.”

Kushner wants Trump to contest: Jared Kushner reportedly encouraged the president, his father-in-law, to contest the Justice Department’s appointment of a new overseer of its investigation into Russia’s role in the election. Trump, also, does not love the idea of the special prosecutor.

Haredi only conversions get thumbs down: Jewish groups criticized proposed legislation in Israel that would allow the state to only recognize conversions done under the auspices of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.