Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Writing for a Cause: Comic artist Rebecca Roher won the biggest graphic novel award in Canada for her work Bird in a Cage.
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.
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.