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17 helpings of Second Helpings: You, your mom, your mom’s friends and your friends’ moms all have it. Norene Gilletz’s legendary cookbook Second Helpings, Please! has been reprinted – for the 17th time – and a relaunch event will be held June 14 in Toronto.
Wonder no longer: Our pop culture contributor Michael Fraiman writes this week that the Wonder Woman movie “is perfect Zionist-conspiracy bait.” Read his reasoning here.
His hair really did look great: Sen. Chuck Schumer got his staff together for a filmed parody of President Trump’s Monday Cabinet meeting, in which staffers went around the table and took turns heaping praise on him.
Political opinions banned in class? The heads of Israeli universities are not happy with a new policy for higher education institutes drafted by Education Minister Naftali Bennett that would, if passed, bar the expression of political views in classrooms. Some critics are saying the policy is meant to suppress left-wing views.
From boy at summer camp to Broadway: Ben Platt, a Broadway actor who just won the Tony Award for best actor in a musical for playing the title character in Dear Evan Hansen, is an alumnus of Camp Ramah in California. In addition to his acceptance speech, check out Platt and fellow Ramahnik-turned-Broadway star Caissie Levy (of Camp Ramah in Canada) perform old Hebrew camp songs:
Barbecue Dad is your neighbour: BBQ Dad meets The generic “Barbecue Dad” of the photo in the now viral Craigslist ad, in which a group of 20- somethings from Spokane, Wash. posted a call for an experienced griller and stereotypical father figure to fill the role of a generic “BBQ Dad,” is not only Canadian, but a Torontonian (and seemingly a Jew?) named Doug Sherman who lives in the Bathurst and Sheppard area.