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Your daily spiel for Wednesday, Feb. 22


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

Hate crime in Willowdale? Police are investigating whether the removal of mezuzot from door posts and sticky notes with anti-Semitic slurs posted on Jewish residents’ doors at a  condo in northern Toronto was a hate crime.

B.C. anti-Semite has appeal rejected: The British Columbia Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Quesnel, B.C., man who wrote on his website that Jews should be forcibly sterilized.

Punch a zionist redux: An update to the now infamous “punch a zionist” story is that the executive of the McGill Students’ Society has recommended that the controversial tweeter Igor Sadikov resign. 

Canadian Jewish leadership strangely silent: The leaders of the Canadian Jewish community should step up when it comes to solidarity efforts with the Muslim community, Bernie Farber writes in his latest column.

Muslims helping Jews: Muslim activists in St. Louis, Mo., launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the repair of a Jewish cemetery that was vandalized over the weekend. By this morning, the campaign has raised more than $66,000 (US), more than triple its initial target.

People like celebrities: Donations to the aforementioned crowdfunding campaign tripled after British author J.K. Rowling tweeted that the campaign was “a beautiful thing.”





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