Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Library Lambasted: On July 12, Toronto’s Richview public library allowed neo-Nazis to use public space to memorialize controversial free-speech lawyer Barbara Kulaszka.
Homeward Bound: Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, convicted of manslaughter for shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist, will be released on house arrest.
Record Breaking: According to a new audit released by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, the United Kingdom experienced the “highest recorded level” of anti-Semitism in the nation’s history. The 2016 audit registered over 1,000 anti-Semitic crimes.
Arts & Culture
Sad goodbye: Oscar-winning Jewish actor Martin Landau, one of the stars of the 1960s television series Mission: Impossible and the 1994 film Ed Wood, died July 15 at the age of 89.
Rocking Roses: Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, the opening act for Guns N’ Roses’ Tel Aviv concert, flew back to America after a successful sold-out show. They visited Jerusalem where they received a guided tour.
Column of the Day
Our Own Worst Enemy: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach wrote a provocative Op-Ed in Tablet entitled, “Hitler’s Secret Weapon Was Coercing Jews to Destroy Themselves“. Rabbi Boteach concludes, “We [Jews] must stand strong, and show the world that we have learned from the horrors of our history. This time, we simply will not rely on others to safeguard our lives or prevent our deaths.”