Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Hate on Facebook: In this week’s cover story, Evan Balgord writes that white supremacist groups continue to flourish on Facebook in spite of the post-Charlottesville clampdown. He explores what that looks like, and whether policing the Facebook activity of these individuals and groups is even an effective way to combat anti-Semitism.
Call for Jews to help stop “slow genocide:” Burmese Buddhist and human rights activist Maung Zarni is calling on the Jewish community to help end what he says is “a slow genocide against over one million Rohingya Muslim people in my country.”
Pleading for leniency for Weiner: Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Clinton and the soon-to-be ex-wife of former congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, is pleading for a federal court to show leniency to Weiner in his sentencing for sending sexual materials to a 15-year-old girl.
What do you think they talk about? The U.S. president has invited representatives from three major Orthodox umbrella groups to join a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call, leaving off from the list two liberal denominations that recently announced they’d be withdrawing their participation from the call – an American tradition.
Jews mistaken for Muslims attacked: A Jewish woman and her mother were beaten up at subway station in Queens by a man who mistook them for Muslims.