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Your daily spiel for Friday, May 12


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

Regrets about Expo 67: In reflecting on the 50-year anniversary since Expo 67, Montreal Rabbi Wilfred Shuchat Fifty admits he’s disappointed that “what we wanted to achieve [with the Pavilion of Judaism] was not carried forward in the manner I had hoped.”

Community not chuffed about (allegedly fake kosher) cheese: The owner of Creation Foods and his son, who works with him, are denying that the company allegedly forged kashrut certificates to make non-kosher cheese – cheese they later sent to two Jewish, kashrut-observing overnight camps – appear kosher.

Five facts about Rod Rosenstein: Rod Rosenstein, the new U.S. deputy attorney general who wrote the memo that reportedly helped facilitate the firing of FBI director James Comey, is suddenly all over the news. The JTA has assembled a roundup of five things you should know about him. 

Danish teen inspired by 2015 terrorist: A Danish teenager charged with plotting to bomb two schools in Denmark, including a Jewish one, was allegedly inspired by the terrorist who killed a security guard at a Copenhagen synagogue back in 2015.

Jews planting seeds of change: A grassroots group in Atlanta called the Jewish Farm and Food Alliance is working to build bridges between the Atlanta Jewish community and the sustainable farming movement. 

Well, this is unfair: A study done by researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has found that smiling makes people look older.