Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
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.
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”.
Outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should oppose this hatred.
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) August 15, 2017
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.”
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!