George Floyd

Twitter Explained | Did We Just Get Justice for George Floyd?

Tens of thousands of Twitter users tuned in last week to hear the jury’s verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd. Streamed live on news accounts such as MSNBC, ABC and CBSnews, the trial that had captured the country's attention for weeks finally came to a close.  America is no stranger to public trials. Lizzie Borden, Leopoldo and Loeb, Rodney King’s attackers, OJ, Casey Anthony and others had widely publicized trials with highly anticipated verdicts. Chauvin’s trial, however, was the first to be live-streamed, a decision made by the judge to make up for COVID-19 restrictions closing the gallery.  Responses to the verdict—guilty on all charges—varied, ranging from relief and celebration to doubt and skepticism, and Twitter trends reflected this wide scope of reactions. In fact, mere moments after the judge read the verdict,...

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The Israeli judge presiding Bibi Netanhayu's trial is Justice Rivka Friedman-Feldman.

Meet the Judge Presiding Over Bibi’s Trial

Moment brings you essential independent reporting from the Jewish community and beyond. But we need your help. Your support is critical to the work we do; every tax-deductible gift, of any amount, keeps us going. Thank you for reading and thank you for your help. Donate here.  If he had been given the option, Benjamin Netanyahu would probably not have chosen Justice Rivka Friedman-Feldman to preside over his criminal trial for three cases of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Friedman-Feldman, 62, has a reputation for being firm and fair—and has experience in sending high-profile politicians accused of criminal offenses to jail. In February, Friedman-Feldman was appointed head of the three-justice panel that will preside over Netanyahu's case. (The other two are justices Oded Shacham and Moshe Bar-Am.) Netanyahu is being tried in District Court, the middle level courts in the...

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Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

By Sarah Breger For religiously observant employees, the decision to "rock the boat" in the workplace is a tricky one. If you keep Hallal should you go the steakhouse with your co-workers or explain why you can't? If you are Sabbath observant, how early do you leave on a Friday to get home before sundown, and is it worth your co-workers thinking you are slacking off? While these may seem like small issues, as members of different religions practice more openly, employers are being asked—and sometimes forced—to accommodate their religious employees. In an article published in The National Law Journal, Sheeva Ghassemiow examines different cases where employers have been confronted with the practice of Islam and the challenges it presents in the workplace. In one case, Alamo fired a Muslim employee for wearing a head covering at work...

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