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Your daily spiel for Thursday, September 7

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


Let them eat honey cake: Look, we feel bad about slagging off honey cake last week. Here’s a redemptive piece about the Rosh Hashanah dessert’s edgier, and truly delicious sounding, incarnations.

A Jewish guide to TIFF: It’s TIFF season. Here’s a guide to all the Jewish-themed and Israeli films you could possibly see at this year’s festival.

Running mate dropped over BDS: A week after announcing their ticket, a Jewish candidate for Illinois governor dropped his running mate over the latter’s support for BDS. 

Diary transformed: The diary of Anne Frank is now a graphic novel! The foundation that Frank’s father set up to preserve his daughter’s memory unveiled the first authorized graphic diary based on the teen’s journal. The initiative is meant to boost interest in Holocaust education for younger generations.

Meditation on a monument: A $2.7-million Munich monument commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists in the city’s Olympic village is, according to this Tablet writer, “meaningless and offensive.”

Bracing for Irma: Jewish seniors in the retirement holy land of (south) Florida prepare for Hurricane Irma, which is set to make landfall in the state later this week.

Opposing DACA elimination: Read Arizona-based, Orthodox rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz’s op-ed in Forward about the Jewish imperative to oppose President Trump’s phasing out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

 

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