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Your daily spiel for Tuesday, Feb. 28

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A study led by a researcher at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem finds people may grow to look like their names. WIKIMEDIA PHOTO

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


Orthodox Union turf war?: CJN contributor Sara Horowitz posits that the OU’s proclamation against women rabbis may be a cheap power grab.

Drunk, punching, tweeting: Contributor Gil Troy argues that the ‘Punch a Zionist’ debacle reveals a university campus culture that’s overly politically correct but “punch drunk on Israel hatred.”

Challenging stigma at a Vancouver day school: A Vancouver Talmud Torah teacher is being praised for her attempts to break down stigma around homelessness for her Grade 7 tikkun olam classes.

What’s in a name? Mostly creepiness: A new study led by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem researcher Yonat Zwebner finds that people may (shudder) physically grow into the facial features associated with their name.

Anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism? Both? For his latest in the Toronto Star, Rabbi Dow Marmur writes that “anti-Semitism is masquerading as anti-Zionism.”

Bomb threats don’t stop: At least eight Jewish community centres and day schools across the United States received bomb threats yesterday.

Trump cuts: Donald Trump’s forthcoming budget proposal may include cuts to a number of special envoy positions, including one dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism.

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