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Your Daily Spiel for Monday, Jan. 9

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Jewish actress Natalie Portman did not take home a Golden Globe at last night's awards ceremony.

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


Happy Monday. It’s definitely 2017. In other news:

Some Jewish Hollywoodites, including La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz, took home Golden Globes at last night’s awards ceremony, while bigwigs Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber and Jonah Hill went home sad, presumably.

A Muslim teen in New York City is being lauded for helping police catch a man who assaulted an Orthodox Jewish woman on the subway Dec. 28.

A Ha’aretz examination finds that the family of the president-elect’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner, donated over $300,000 to various institutions and projects associated with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish outreach group Chabad, while Donald Trump’s own foundation has donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions. Some of the latter he gave before his daughter Ivanka converted to Judaism.

Further revelations uncovered over the weekend in the Benjamin Netanyahu corruption scandal continue to unsettle Israelis.

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