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YOUR DAILY SPIEL FOR TUESDAY, JULY 25

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Israeli novelist David Grossman, winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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


Canada

Writing for a Cause: Comic artist Rebecca Roher won the biggest graphic novel award in Canada for her work Bird in a Cage.

United States

Bad Bill: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) came out yesterday and criticized the Israel Anti-Boycott Act introduced in the Senate. The act, the ACLU warns, could have a chilling effect on free speech.

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Israel

Remove & Retreat: Israel removed the metal detectors it had placed outside the Temple Mount. The devices were placed there following a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of two soldiers.

Arts & Culture

The Show Must Go On: Despite fear of protests and boycotts, an adaption of David Grossman’s play “To The End of the Land” went on without a hitch at Manhattan’s annual Lincoln Center Festival.

Column of the Day

Pressure Points: An exchange of ideas took place in the pages of Mosaic magazine yesterday on whether the Diaspora pressuring Israel was fair game. The debate placed Daniel Gordis, a fellow of Shalem College, against Elliott Abrams, a distinguished fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Song of the Day

Reggae Rhymes: Enjoy some Matisyahu and tap into some of his smooth tunes today.

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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.