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Your daily spiel for Friday, June 16

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

Proposed bill would affect religious schools: The Quebec government has proposed new legislation that would target both religious schools and home schools.

Renowned Holocaust educator dies: One of Canada’s best known Holocaust survivors and educators has died. Read his obituary here.

Stop pretending there’s no Jewish-secular divide: The Jewish world and the secular world are in conflict with each other. Hillel David Rapp has written an essay arguing that Jewish educators need to start acknowledging that fact, and “teaching toward” it. 

Kushner’s financial dealings probed: The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and its possible collusion with people working for the Donald Trump campaign, is reportedly looking into the financial dealings of Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Celebrity-cooked breakfast: Israeli celebrity chef Haim Cohen is the face of a campaign run by a non-profit to provide nutritious breakfasts each day to disadvantaged students at 120 schools across Israel.

Mosque disallows burkas: Germany’s brand new and first progressive mosque has opened its doors, welcoming all – women and men, Sunni and Shiite, straight and gay. The mosque, however, will not be open to women wearing niqabs or burkas.

Babes in the desert: This Israeli preschool is set 100 per cent outdoors, in the desert.