Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s (almost) daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.
Bring Them Home: Leah Goldin, mother of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, who was kidnapped and thought to be killed during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, has written a plea to Diaspora Jewry to help achieve the return of Hadar’s body.
The Best “Jew Joke” Ever?: Jerry Seinfeld told what he believed to be the best “Jew joke” he’s ever heard on this Norm Macdonald Live show. According to Forward magazine, only 50 per cent of the staff understood the joke. Do you?
Hate Parade: Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Istanbul this past Sunday to demonstrate against the security measures Israel temporarily enacted on the Temple Mount. The crowd was heard chanting “hit, hit Zionists” and waving Palestinian flags.
Column of the Day
The Israeli O.J.: An op-ed published in The Jerusalem Post yesterday raised the question of whether Elor Azaria was Israel’s O.J. Simpson. Azaria became the central figure in an international controversy for killing a wounded terrorist, eventually receiving a commuted sentence after drawing support from politicians like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Song of the Day
Mizrachi Mix: Enjoy some Israeli tunes by Eyal Golan. Of Yemeni and Moroccan roots, Golan is one of the most successful Mizrachi-style singers in Israel!