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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

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


Why all the Jubus? You’ve heard about Jubus. You’ve met Jubus. Maybe you are a Jubu? So why are so many Jews drawn to Buddhism? What does the religion offer, and what does Judaism lack? (Spoiler: It’s more connected to the Holocaust than you might think).

Bad beer pong: An Atlanta high school student was expelled and four others suspended after a photo surfaced on social media showing them playing a game of Jews vs. Nazis beer pong.

Money after rally: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which combats anti-Semitism and bigotry, reported a 1,000 per cent increase in online donations in the week beginning Aug. 13, immediately after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Unlikely shofar blasts: The shofar, it turns out, is not always confined to the synagogue. Sometimes, a Brooklyn-based transgender Jewish punk band will use it on their album(s).

Because he heard laughing: The 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed three members of the Salomon family inside their home in the Halamish settlement in the West Bank said, according to an indictment filed by the Israeli military prosecution, that he chose that particular home because he heard laughter emerge from within.

Gal gets ‘er done: Wonder Woman, starring the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, just beat out the 2002 incarnation of Spider Man for biggest non-sequel superhero movie to date.