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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

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The 2010 Jerusalem pride parade. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Despite an order from the federal government to stop delivering controversial newsletter Your Ward News, copies are still making their way into suburban neighbourhoods in the GTA. The publication frequently contains racist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, Holocaust denying, Nazi-glorifying content in its pages.

Israel

Pride Persecution: An Israeli man was detained Thursday for positing online threats directed at participants of Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade. The man is restricted from entering the city on the day of the event.

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United States

Rockin’ Cow: A newborn calf named Genie bears a striking resemblance to KISS rockstar Gene Simmons. But you be the judge!

Europe

Hateful Hooligans: Members of Israeli soccer club Hapoel Petah Tikva were assaulted in a town near Warsaw after a friendly match against a Polish team. The Israeli Embassy is categorizing the incident as anti-Semitic.

Arts & Culture

Love Lines: In honour of Tu b’Av, otherwise known as the Jewish Day of Love, check out this collection of six podcast episodes relating to the subject of Jewish love and partnership.

Song of the Day

Bet You Think This Song Is About You: Watch American Jewish musician Carly Simon in one of her top hits, You’re So Vain. Who Simon was writing about has been the cause of much speculation. Have any guesses???

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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.