Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Fire Safety: Edmonton police are investigating two fires deliberately set outside of a Jewish school last weekend.
Temple Troubles: Escalating tensions on the Temple Mount continued today. Palestinians clashed with police near the Lions’ Gate following Israel’s installing metal detectors near the holy site following a terrorist attack last week that resulted in the death of two policemen. According to Ha’aretz, two Palestinians have been killed and over 190 wounded in the clashes so far.
Chanted next to Bab al-Majlis: “Khaibar you Jews, Mohammad’s are will return.” Seconds later stun grenade were shot pic.twitter.com/ABJ6JGBP6w
— Udi Shaham (@udi_shaham) July 21, 2017
Shoah Museum: A new Holocaust museum built in Brooklyn, N.Y., is aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Star Crossed Eyes: A Dutch advertisement showing a women in a headscarf kissing a man with a kippah has stirred up controversy across The Netherlands. Designed to encourage displays of diversity, the poster has drawn the ire of many Muslims, but received some support from many prominent Jews.
Column of the Day
Mount of Hate: Another Op-Ed by Liel Leibovitz of Tablet magazine assessing the vicious cycle of violence occurring at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Liebovitz documents Muslim religious leaders’ statements which have transformed the holy site “into a megaphone for bigotry, murder, and genocide”.
Song of the Day
Feel the Fire: The weather is looking up today and for the weekend so soak it all up with a little bit of American Jewish musician Billy Joel.