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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

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


Canada

Polish Revival: Michael Rubenfeld took to the pages of The CJN recently to discuss his and his wife Magda’s attempt, to rejuvenate and grow Jewish life in Poland.

Europe

#HeyTwitter: Israeli-German artist Shahak Shapira chalked racist, homophobic, and anti-Semetic slurs outside Twitter’s Hamburg office to raise awareness about the platform’s unwillingness to remove hateful tweets the artist had apparently alerted the company to. One read, “Let’s gas some Jews together again,” while another claimed that Germany “needs a final solution for Islam.”

Israel

Iranian Aliyah: Neda Amin, the Iranian-born, Turkey-dwelling journalist and contributor to the Times of Israel who faced deportation back to Iran, has arrived safely in Israel, where she plans to seek permanent residence status or citizenship.

 

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Gaza

Tunnel Vision: The BBC reported this morning that Israel is accelerating the building of a large barrier along its boundary with Gaza, aimed at preventing militants from tunnelling underneath it.

Song of the Day

Craving Some Kravitz: Check out half Jewish American musician Lenny Kravitz and his hit Are You Gonna Go My Way.

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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.