Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Rabbi Reboot: After being closed for six months, the Annex Shul is up and running. The downtown Toronto minyan hired Aaron Rotenberg to fill the vacant spot of congregation leader.
Terrorism, Again: A Palestinian stabbed a supermarket employee in Yavneh, a city in central Israel.
Rumble in the Jungle: Jordanian lawmaker Yehiya al-Saud almost had a formal fistfight with Israeli MK Oren Hazan on the Allenby Bridge border crossing, but the, er, dual was called off by Israel’s prime minister. Hazan tweeted a picture of himself getting his hair cut in preparation for the scuffle.
נערך למפגש הפסגה עם נציג הפרלמנט הירדני.
פניי לשלום! pic.twitter.com/rfnAPPLJ4V
— אורן חזן (@oren_haz) August 2, 2017
Arts & Culture
Chassidic Hollywood: A new movie entirely in Yiddish follows the life of a widowed Orthodox Jew from Brooklyn and is said to give a look into the rarefied world of chassidic Brooklyn.
Column of the Day
House of the Rising Sun: An article in Foreign Affairs looks at the warming Israel-Japan relationship. The countries have been at odds with one another since Japan de facto abided by the Arab boycott of Israel following the Yom Kippur War.