Freud, Zionism, and Vienna (March 21, 2001) – Anderson Valley

| May 30, 2020

This is a parable worth a few lines here, although it derives from a rather peculiar personal experience of mine which has attracted unusual, if undeserved, media and public attention. Ordinarily, I don't use myself as an example, but because this one has been so misrepresented and also because it might illuminate the context of the Palestinian-Zionist struggle it took place in, I have permitted myself to use it

On the racial basis of Zionism Mondoweiss – Mondoweiss

| May 30, 2020

The Likud election campaign for the 23rd Knesset claimed that the Blue and White party aims to form a government supported by the Joint List, and this led Benny Gantz to declare that he will set up a government with a Jewish majority that will not depend on Arab parties.

Chicago Police Department investigating officers alleged ties to the Proud Boys – Chicago Sun-Times

| May 30, 2020

Chicago police are investigating an officers alleged affiliation with the Proud Boys, a far-right group that has a small contingent in the Chicago area, and his participation in one of the groups chatrooms. Chat logs leaked Tuesday appear to show Officer Robert Bakker communicating and organizing meetups last summer with members of the Proud Boys, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Anti-Defamation League describes the organization as a misogynistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and anti-immigrant extremist group with some members that espouse white supremacist and anti-Semitic ideologies

How Did This Get Made: A Conversation With Al Ruddy, Producer of ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Megaforce,’ and ‘Ladybugs’ – /FILM

| May 30, 2020

This week, the gang at How Did This Get Made? covered Megaforce (1982), an over-the-top action film directed by famed stuntman, Hal Needham. The first person I got in contact with was Megaforces producer, Al Ruddy

It is time for Hasidic leaders to embrace the internet – JTA News

| May 30, 2020

SUFFERN, N.Y.

Orthodox and Haredi Hasidic Jews in a New York suburb say theyre scapegoats in the coronavirus crisis. The othering goes back decades. – Business…

| May 30, 2020

In normal times, thousands of mourners likely would have lined the streets of the New York hamlet of Spring Valley for the burial of Josef Neumann, one of five men brutally attacked in December by a machete-wielding man while observing Hanukkah at the home of a local rabbi. But Neumann, 72, died in March, during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government is feeding a Hasidic persecution complex – Forward

| May 30, 2020

Imagine you are a Hasidic teenage boy, a yeshiva student. You usually have school all year round, six days a week; your purpose in life is to study Torah, especially before your arranged marriage at the age of 18 or 19 while you are not yet distracted by family and work. From the time you are young, you are taught that all time not spent studying is bittul zman, a waste of time.

Hasidic school in upstate N.Y. operating with hundreds of students inside – Forward

| May 30, 2020

(JTA) A school in the Hasidic village of Kiryas Joel in New York was ordered to close after it was found operating with hundreds of students in its building. Orange County said in a statement that officials visiting the school last week found what appeared to be hundreds of students inside, not wearing personal protective equipment, not social distancing, and plainly in violation of the Governors Executive Orders, the Times Herald-Record reported. The county health department issued a case-and-desist order to the school the following day.

Crown Heights Leads Social Distancing Tickets, Arrests From 311 – Prospect Heights, NY Patch

| May 30, 2020

CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN Cops in Crown Heights acted on 311 social distancing complaints more often than any other neighborhood in the city, a new study found. And those actions writing tickets or conducting arrests are at the center of an ongoing controversy over uneven enforcement of social enforcement citywide

Coronavirus: Writer who inspired Netflix’s Unorthodox on her ex-community’s battle with COVID-19 – Sky News

| May 30, 2020

The writer whose life inspired hit Netflix series Unorthodox says the ultra-orthodox Jewish community she grew up in couldn't react quickly enough to COVID-19 because of its herd mentality. Deborah Feldman's 2012 memoir Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots is the basis for the mini-series about a woman who flees an arranged marriage.