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Your daily spiel for Thursday, Feb. 23

Jerry Seinfeld

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

Hate crimes complaint: JDL leader Meir Weinstein has filed a hate crimes complaint against a downtown Toronto mosque whose imam allegedly called for killing Jews.

Love thy neighbour, disputed: CJN contributor Miriam Perl takes issue with the idea that Jews who support Donald Trump’s travel ban are turning their backs on the seminal Jewish teachings around showing compassion for the other.

Canadians polled on Israel: A poll sponsored by the groups Independent Jewish Voices, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East and several activists found that 46 per cent of Canadians polled hold a negative view of the Israeli government.

Muslims helping Jews: The crowdfunding campaign led by two Muslim Americans to repair the Jewish cemetery vandalized near St. Louis has raised over $100, 000 (US).

The (arguably) quintessential Jew, Jerry Seinfeld, was in Toronto last week and, according to Susan Minuk’s review, talked about what life after 60 (yeah, he’s over 60) is like.