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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

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Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

Yearning for Yiddishkeit: Until Aug. 29, several restaurants and an exhibition space hosted by the Jewish community group, Makom in the will be displaying Yiddish signage in the Kensington Market area.

Israel

Minister of Silence: After three days of conspicuous silence from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he came out and condemned the Charlottesville attack. According to one Times of Israel staff writer, Netanyahu’s tweet was “vague”.

United States

Michael Signer, an American Jew and the mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, had apparently opposed the removal of the contested statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in his city, though Signer’s reasons for preserving it was to keep it as a means of teaching Virginians about the horrors of the Confederacy.

Column of the Day

Friends at Last?: P. R. Kumaraswamy published an article yesterday in Tablet magazine describing a blossoming Israeli-Indian relationship. Entited “India’s New Crush on Israel“, Kumaraswamy argues the best way to categorize India’s attitude towards Israel is “enigmatic.”

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Song of the Day

Mazel Tov: This one’s a blast from the past. Enjoy some Black Eyed Peas and keep an eye out for their Jewish-inspired lyrics!

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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.