Jews, Race, and Liberal Guilt | Laureen Lipsky | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 21, 2020

Jews these days seem to have a very complicated relationship with who we as Jews are, many think Judaism is a religion, it is not. Judaism is something that Jews practice.

For Israeli press, surveillance is only a problem when targeting Jewish citizens – +972 Magazine

| June 21, 2020

One of the only issues to generate consensus among the Israeli press during the coronavirus crisis is the Shin Bets surveillance of COVID-19 patients and those they had come in contact with. Such monitoring is extreme and unnecessary, journalists protested. Public condemnation of this surveillance has, in some ways, become a form of expressing allegiance to Israeli democracy.

This Juneteenth, a ‘Kaddish for Black Lives’ – Washington Jewish Week

| June 21, 2020

With the subject racial injustice at the forefront of peoples minds, many Americans (including many Jewish people) learned about Juneteenth for the first time this week. In fact, June 19 is the date of the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States

5 New Restaurant Openings in NYC You Need to Know – Thrillist

| June 21, 2020

Exciting debuts to shake up your takeout and delivery routine.By Tae Yoon Published on 6/17/2020 at 3:44 PM Were three months into the era of eating from home (in addition to WFH). And if youre anything like us, you might be blasting this 10-hour video of a busy restaurant on repeat as a soundtrack to your meals

Dueling petitions: Calls growing both for removal and support of VP of research Stephen Hsu – The State News

| June 21, 2020

Petitions from the Graduate Employees Union, or GEU, Michigan State professors, and members of the MSU community have called for the removal of Stephen Hsu as vice president for research and innovation, denouncing him of scientific racism, sexism, eugenicist research and conflicts of interest. As of 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, a general petition has about 700 signatures and a separate petition of Michigan State professors and graduate students has about 470 signatures.

Shoah distortion – how the narrative of the Holocaust is being rewritten – The Jerusalem Post

| June 21, 2020

There are currently two dangerous phenomena which threaten Holocaust remembrance and education in many countries all over the world. The first is Holocaust denial, which needs no explanation, and already began in the course of World War II

NAACP and others call for advertisers to boycott Facebook – Vox.com

| June 21, 2020

Amid ongoing protests against police brutality and racism, a new campaign from organizations including the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League is urging advertisers to pull their spending on Facebook ads for July, emphasizing the platforms repeated failure to curb hateful and false content. The campaign, which is called Stop Hate for Profit, is just the latest effort to hold Facebook accountable for how its platform enables and even benefits from racism and misinformation. The organizations, which also include Color of Change, Common Sense, Sleeping Giants, and Free Press, point to several examples where they say Facebook has failed.

The Room Where It Happened review: John Bolton fires broadside that could sink Trump – The Guardian

| June 21, 2020

John Boltons near-600-page tome is the most damning written account by a Trump administration alumnus, the one that stands to haunt the president come November. In the authors judgment, I dont think hes fit for office. I dont think he has the competence to carry out the job