Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
A stomach churning issue: Melissa Lantsman says she’s “had a stomach ache since about 1999.” Her story, and the often excruciating struggle experienced by sufferers of Crohn’s and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is featured in reporter Sheri Shefa’s cover story this week.
Some words on women’s work: Columnist Lauren Kramer has written a somewhat controversial piece arguing that mothers who have the privilege of choice should work outside the home.
Man who threatened Jewish institutions to plead guilty: A St. Louis man who originally denied the charges of making eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions will now plead guilty to cyberstalking charges.
Arson targeting Jews in Manchester: Arson attacks on two different kosher restaurants in Manchester, England (the most recent one having occurred yesterday) have been deemed by local police “anti-Semitic hate crimes.”
Sears to be free of “Free Palestine” line: Following what was apparently a considerable backlash, Sears.com is pulling its “Free Palestine” clothing line.
The new Jewish Oriole: The Baltimore Orioles have high hopes for their new Jewish pitcher Richard Bleier, who hails from Florida.
UK top Sephardi rabbi on LGBTQ acceptance: The United Kingdom’s top Sephardi rabbi has found himself at the heart of a controversy regarding comments he made about societal attitudes to homosexuality.