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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 21

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Photo of Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, right, from the radio and television program The Colgate Comedy Hour. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

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.

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United States

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

Spain

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.”

That’s Amore: In honour of Jerry Lewis, check out a classic performance of him and his partner, Dean Martin, in action!

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Ari is a Masters of Global Affairs student at the University of Toronto's Munk School. Previously, he received an MA in History from Western University. Ari also blogs for The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel. Recently, he began a working relationship with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), an Israeli-based think-tank.