Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Award Season: The Koffler Centre of the Arts has announced its shortlist for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. Winners will be announced on Oct. 3.
Lewis Leaves: Famed American-Jewish comedian Jerry Lewis died on Sunday at the age of 91. Lewis first got his big-break as part of a duo with Dean Martin
Walking It Back: The Chief Rabbi of Barcelona’s Jewish community, Meir Bar-Hen, walked back comments he made in the wake of last week’s attack. Bar-Hen had said the community was “doomed,” but later said the latter part was quoted out of context. On Friday, he was quoted as saying:
“I tell my congregants: Don’t think we’re here for good. And I encourage them to buy property in Israel. This place is lost. Don’t repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews.”
Arts & Culture
Trump Troubles: In an appearance on the Dave Chappelle show last week, Jon Stewart criticized Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville attack, reportedly saying, “There are two sides? M—– F—–? Two sides! I believe they are called the Allied powers and the Axis powers, and we used to be with the Allied powers… In the president’s defence, he is a terrible person.”
Video of the Day
That’s Amore: In honour of Jerry Lewis, check out a classic performance of him and his partner, Dean Martin, in action!