Your daily spiel for Thursday, April 6


Your daily spiel is The CJN’s roundup of Jewish stories trending around the world.

Stressed-for-Pesach: Cleaning, cooking and prepping for Passover getting you down? You’re not alone. Sheri Shefa’s latest cover story examines a growing trend of Canadian Jews migrating over the holidays.

Blame the government: People are spitting mad about the closure of TanenbaumCHAT north. But rather than vilify the school administration, contributor Mordechai Ben-Dat says, the body worthy of criticism is the Ontario government. 

Pesach with diabetes: If you or a family member has diabetes, cooking for Passover can be that much more stressful. Here are some diabetes-and-Passover-friendly prep tips to make it through.

Food for thought, weed for sex: The creator of an increasingly popular cannabis and “sensual enhancement” product dubbed, er, “weed lube,” was formerly a teaching assistant to the late Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of Jewish Renewal. Put that in your (lube) and…never mind.

Head of Yad Vashem calls for end to Syrian war: A day after a chemical attack in northern Syria killed dozens of people, the chairman of Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial  called on the international community to end the civil war in Syria.

Putin down on Netanyahu for being down on Assad: Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for making what he said were “groundless accusations” against Syria’s Assad regime for said chemical attack.

Super, East Coast Jews: Vancouver-born actor, filmmaker and comedian Seth Rogen and creative partner Evan Goldberg are teaming up with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to adapt the comic Invincible to the big screen.