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Unorthodox’s Shira Haas: "I’ve been working towards this for eight years" – i-D

| July 1, 2020

Shira is wearing a swimsuit by DODO BAR OR. The last couple of months were supposed to look a little different for Shira Haas.

‘The rabbi has no body’: Tape reveals how ally of convicted sex offender tried to whitewash his acts – Haaretz

| July 1, 2020

Moshe Dror Tzanani, a senior rabbi in Rabbi Eliezer Berlands Shuvu Banim Hasidic community, has been recorded trying to explain away the accusations of sexual assault for which Berland was imprisoned. The recording, obtained by Haaretz, was made in the summer of 2016 just a few months before Berland was convicted in a plea deal of assault and indecent acts against women.

‘Defund the police’: A sick joke that’s coming far too close to reality – New York Post

| July 1, 2020

Sensible people laughed when they first heard calls to #DefundthePolice after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. No one should be laughing now. Some of this citys leading politicians are moving toward implementing versions of this dangerous concept, and ordinary Gothamites will pay the price

‘Unorthodox’ Team Talks Cultural Impact Of Netflix Limited Series And Shining A Respectful Light On The Satmar Community Deadline Virtual House -…

| June 30, 2020

In the four-part limited seriesUnorthodox, show creator Anna Winger tells a story about a young woman from a Hasidic community in Brooklyn named Esty (Shira Haas), who leaves her arranged marriage and travels to Berlin, not to escape, but to find out who she really is. The series, which debuted in March, is inspired by Deborah Feldmans bestselling memoir and tells a very specific story. During a Q&A after a screening of the first episode at the Deadline Virtual House, Winger said that it has had a significant impact across the globe

Black Folks Have Good Reason Not To Trust A COVID Vaccine – The Shadow League

| June 30, 2020

The Makings of a Scapegoat Recently it was announced that the first COVID-19 vaccine trials had begun taking place in South Africa and in Brazil, and I almost busted a gasket at the realization that Black people the world over had once again be used as medical buffers for White people. The duping began very early in the coronavirus crisis, when memes and news articles from unreputable outlets seemed to proliferate the social media with articles claiming to quote an official regarding the immunity of Black people to COVID. From there, the meandering rollercoaster of misinformation then tipped in the opposite direction, saying that Black people wereactually MOREsusceptible to COVID due to underlying conditions, such as heart diseases, hypertension, diabetes and smoking

Unorthodox could use some Hasidic sex lessons and a few interior decorating tips too – Forward

| June 26, 2020

Where does one start with Unorthodox? With the fake shtreimels which would hardly satisfy a 9-year old Hasidic boy dressing up for Purim

Torah Is the Air We Breathe | Gil Student – First Things

| June 26, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has singled out the Jewish community for violating stay-at-home orders. Now, although Jews still face severe restrictions on religious gatherings after months without access to synagogues, he has permitted protesters to gather in the thousands and break social distancing guidelines.

‘Better they learn from me’ and do what’s right – The Jewish Star

| June 24, 2020

By Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Weinreb Conflict resolution is one of the most important tasks in human relations. Open up any newspaper and you will read of schoolchildren bullying each other, of married couples who are in bitter conflict, of political parties enmeshed in verbal warfare, and of nations literally at war.

Lenora Garfinkel, 89, noted orthodox architect who lost a son and grandson to COVID-19 – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 24, 2020

(JTA) In the world of Orthodox Judaism, men may run the synagogues but Lenora Garfinkel built them. Garfinkel was one of the first women to study architecture at the prestigious Cooper Union College in New York and went on to build Jewish community buildings across the New York metropolitan area over the course of a career spanning more than six decades.

For the few Jewish camps that are opening, finding willing families hasn’t been hard – St. Louis Jewish Light

| June 24, 2020

(JTA) This week, as he prepares to open Camp Modin and administer coronavirus tests to its hundreds of campers and staff, Howard Salzberg is still fielding 50 calls a day from parents who want to send their kids.


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