Undercover cop dressed as religious Jew blows his cover with cellphone on Shabbat: report – Forward

| June 8, 2020

Mishpacha/Twitter Police officers went undercover as Hasidic Jews to monitor protests against racism and police brutality in a majority-Jewish New Jersey town, Mishpacha reported.

America Under Siege, Then and Now | Bonnie Chernin | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 8, 2020

Embed from Getty Images Very few people remember the name Lemrick Nelson Jr. today

Unorthodox: The 10 Most Shocking Scenes That We Can’t Stop Thinking About – Screen Rant

| June 8, 2020

Netflix'sUnorthodoxcenters on the harrowing journey of Esther "Esty" Shapiro, a Hasidic Jewish woman from Williamsburg, New York who tries to escape her community with her unborn child. The show is groundbreaking in many ways, partly due to its topic, which has not been examined much, and its use of Yiddish, a language rarely seen in the arts. RELATED:MBTI: 5 Netflix Original Series That ISTPs Will Love (& 5 They Will Hate) There were several moments in this miniseries that were truly spellbinding, particularly if you did not know much about this type of Orthodox Judaism beforehand

How New Yorks Haredim are responding to George Floyd protests – Forward

| June 8, 2020

A crowd of police in riot gear marched down Crown Heights Eastern Parkway one day this week to applause and salutes from some of the neighborhoods Haredi residents. Another day, amid another Black Lives Matter protest, a Jewish man with side curls offered the throng in Williamsburg a double thumbs-up. Over on Williamsburghs Bedford and Penn Streets, another Haredi Jew handed out water bottles to protesters and police officers alike

Why the Coronavirus Is Winning – The New York Times

| June 8, 2020

The only thing it wants is targets, a George Mason University Ph.D. candidate in computer science, Adam Elkus, wrote of the coronavirus in March. It does not think, he went on, it does not feel, and it lies totally outside the elaborate social nuances humans have carved out through patterns of communication, representation and discourse.

10 foreign TV shows to binge watch on Netflix right now, including ‘Money Heist’ and ‘Elite’ – USA TODAY

| June 8, 2020

Practicing social distancing during coronavirus doesn't mean you have to give up TV watch parties with your friends thanks to Netflix Party. USA TODAY The Oscar-winning South Korean film "Parasite" (now streaming on Hulu) is only one example of the beauty and potential of non-English language entertainment. With Netflix's recent global expansion, language barriers no longer seem to be an issue for subscribers, as the streaming platform has added several local-language shows, dubbed intoEnglish or subtitled.From the Danish series "The Rain " to Colombian crime drama "Narcos", the international brand offers an impressively diverse array of options from various nations and cultures.

Unorthodox: 10 Facts About The Inspiration Behind The Show, Deborah Feldman – Screen Rant

| June 8, 2020

Ten things fans of the Unorthodox Netflix docu-series may not have known about Deborah Feldman, the author behind the novel on which it's based. Netflix's mesmerizing new miniseries,Unorthodox,is inspired by the bookUnorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of my Hasidic Roots.It is a memoir that details the struggles that Deborah Feldman endured as she separated herself from her Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, New York. While the Netflix show is not entirely faithful to its source material, Deborah Feldman's life isjust as interesting as those of Esther "Esty" Shapiro, the character who represents her inUnorthodox.

NYC protests throughout the years, in photos – Jamaica Observer

| June 8, 2020

'); } else { $(".fotorama-caption").addClass("remove_caption"); } }) .fotorama(); NEW YORK, United States (AP) Long before George Floyd, there was Robert Bandy. Bandy was a black Army soldier shot and wounded in New York City by a white police officer in 1943. Amid rumours that Bandy had been killed, Harlem erupted

Conspiracy theories and racist memes: How a dozen Texas GOP county chairs caused turmoil within the party – Longview News-Journal

| June 8, 2020

One Facebook post falsely claimed the killing of George Floyd in police custody last month was a staged event, meant to rile up opposition to President Donald Trump. Another showed a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. next to a banana an established racist trope