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Your daily spiel for Monday, Feb. 27

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


A Jewish leader lost: Keith Landyformer head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, died of cancer Feb. 24. Read his obit here.

‘Punch a zionist’ punches out: The McGill University student politician under fire for his “punch a Zionist today” tweet, resigned from the Students’ Society board of directors Friday.

A Jewish duty: “South Sudan is littered with mass graves as soldiers from both sides have committed large-scale rape, torture and mass murder” – Norman L. Epstein writes in The CJN about the Jewish duty to speak out about atrocities in South Sudan.

$10k for tips: The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of $10,000 (US) for anyone who’s get information about the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

About 150 women who came to the the women’s section of the Kotel plaza to celebrate Rosh Chodesh had to push through a chain of religious protestors trying to hold them back.

 

Jews and anti-Semites at the Oscars: You heard about last night’s best picture mix-up at the Oscars, but did you also hear that Hacksaw Ridge, the latest film by Mel Gibson,  of the infamous anti-Semitic rant, won two awards? And that Ezra Edelman’s O.J.: Made in America won for best documentary?

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