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Your daily spiel for Monday, May 1

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Actress Kathryn Hahn stars in Jill Soloway's new show I Love Dick. FLICKR

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


Play for peace? A Palestinian Muslim woman and a Canadian Jewish woman have teamed up to write and star in a new play. Two Birds One Stone runs May 3-13 at the Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Trump agrees it’s Jewish American Heritage month: In keeping with tradition, U.S. President Donald Trump has proclaimed the month of May Jewish American Heritage Month, referring to “the deep spiritual connection that binds, and will always bind, the Jewish people to the United States.”

So much punishment: North Korea is none too happy with Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman calling leader Kim Jong-un a “madman.” The country threatened Israel with “merciless, thousand-fold punishment” over the weekend. Hamas responded to the threat with praise.

Beef over beach: Fed up with laws that see most public transportation shutting down on Shabbat, a group of secular Israelis crowdfunded an initiative to expand service of a small Tel Aviv busing co-operative to drive to the coast on weekends. 

100 days in, who are the “new Jewish elite?” A piece in the Forward argues that 100 days into President Donald Trump’s administration, it’s become evident that a “new Jewish elite” has risen to power in the United States.

I Love Dick for lovers of Transparent: Jill Soloway, the Jewish creator of the arguably-very-Jewish show Transparent, has a new television show out. I Love Dick, starring Kathryn Hahn (she plays the rabbi in Transparent), premieres this month.