Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Jewish student disturbed by Ryerson response: When Ryerson University Social Work student Rebecca Katzman asked the school’s third year placement co-ordinator to be placed at UJA Federation or the Prosserman JCC for her program’s field work component, she was met with a response that deeply troubled her.
Oy Canada? O Canada is officially going Yiddish.
Done with shul dues? An American study finds that more and more non-Orthodox synagogues in the U.S. are doing away with mandatory dues.
Protesting 50 years: Thousands of Israelis gathered on the weekend in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square to protest what organizers called “50 years of Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories.” The rally was organized by anti-settlement group Peace Now.
Netanyahu maintains status quo: In a pre-Shavuot interview with Army Radio, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his comment to Israel maintaining its military control over the West Bank.“The idea that we can give up territory and achieve peace is not right,” he said.
Choosing cheesecake: To honour Shavuot, hunker down with a writer’s meditation on cheesecake, the holiday staple.
Ban on Wonder Woman: There’s reportedly been a push in Lebanon to ban the new Wonder Woman movie because the film’s star, actress Gal Gadot, is Israeli.