Your daily spiel for Wednesday, June 14

Your daily spiel for Wednesday, June 14

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Dina Dayan is a candidate in Israel's Labor Party leadership race. TWITTER PHOTO

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


KISS talks politics: Check out Sheri Shefa’s surprisingly political interview with the one and only Gene Simmons, who was in Toronto for a Technion Canada benefit.

COR on trial: A labour relations case involving the Kashruth Council of Canada is finally nearing a resolution.

Tragedy strikes former Israeli tennis star: Thirty-six-year-old former Israeli youth tennis star and coach is the first person to die while using New York City’s bicycle sharing service Citi Bike.

Prayers for fire victims: A massive fire that destroyed a high-rise apartment building in the western part of London, England and killed at least half a dozen people (with dozens more missing and feared to be dead), caused Britain’s chief rabbi to offer prayers and a local synagogue to put out an appeal to help victims.

Labour Party’s dark horse candidate: Israel’s Labour Party has a new, highly unconventional leadership candidate. Dina Dayan, a self-described haredi, Mizrachi feminist has released a campaign video that’s been making waves (how’s your Hebrew?):

Salaries for terrorists’ families disputed: Israeli officials say that, contrary to a claim made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Palestinian Authority has not ceased to pay salaries to the families of terrorists jailed in Israel.

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