The pandemic put Phoenixs Jewish mayor in the spotlight. Shes walking a tightrope. – Forward

| August 4, 2020

Image by Gage Skidmore/flickr Former Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego at the 2019 Legislative Forecast Luncheon hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona.

A town celebrated for its heritage is urged to look at the history it’s ignored – CBC.ca

| August 4, 2020

In Lunenburg, N.S., a town that enthusiastically embraces its seafaring history, you'll find few public displays celebrating the Black and Mi'kmaw people who lived there.

Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One. – Gizmodo

| August 4, 2020

Image: Associated Press (AP) Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the KuKlux Klan. Why has it taken years for a company whose policies explicitly bar individuals who affiliate with and promote violent extremist groups? Gizmodo wondered about this earlier this month and asked Twitter, to which the company replied that Duke is not currently a member of the KKK and has distanced himself from the organization publicly.

Stars of Netflixs Unorthodox freak out over Emmy nomination in adorable video – Yahoo Sports

| August 4, 2020

If youve havent seen the Netflix miniseries Unorthodox perhaps these eight Emmy nominations will convince you. The four-episode show follows Shira Haas as Esty Shapiro, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who flees an arranged marriage to try and lead a secular life. The series, which is primarily in Yiddish, is inspired by Deborah Feldmans 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.