Your daily spiel for Monday, June 12

Your daily spiel for Monday, June 12

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


Asking mayors to denounce “anti-sharia” marches: Last week, a number of American Jewish groups signed letters to 29 mayors across the United States urging them to denounce Saturday’s nationwide “March Against Sharia.” The letter argued that the marches, organized by a conservative grassroots group that calls itself ACT for America, “explicitly target Muslims at a time when hatred and bigotry has swept the nation.”

Pride in Tel Aviv: Over 200, 000 (including some 30,000 tourists) people were at this weekend’s Pride Parade in Tel Aviv. Here’s what it looked like.

Electricity reduced in Gaza: Israel’s security cabinet agreed to reduce the amount of electricity Israel supplies to Gaza after Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said he would reduce by 40 percent the amount the PA pays Israel to supply the electricity; apparently Abbas did so in an attempt to put pressure on Hamas.

Oy Canada live: Here’s a group of people from different generations singing O Canada, in Yiddish. (For background on the ‘Yiddishizing’ of the anthem, read here.)

Tribe member Tony big shot: A Jew – Michael Aronov – has has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role for the play Oslo.