• Win Tickets to See 'The Physician'

    Win Tickets to See ‘The Physician’

    | January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

    The Atlanta Jewish Times is giving away two tickets to see “The Physician” at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival! Details: Friday, January 30 – 1:50 p.m. – Regal Atlantic Station To enter for a chance to win, simply comment below this story and tell us what you would like to see in the new Atlanta Jewish […]

  • Tough to Fly Higher  Than ‘Above and Beyond’

    Tough to Fly Higher Than ‘Above and Beyond’

    | January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival opens Jan. 28. Here we offer brief reviews of the first films on the schedule. Visit ajff.org for tickets. Down-to-Earth Heroes “Above and Beyond” deserves its spot as the opening film of the festival; it’s hard to imagine a more uplifting or higher-quality documentary (you’ll notice a […]

  • Bill Treats Modern Sex Slaves as Victims

    Bill Treats Modern Sex Slaves as Victims

    | January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs |mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com Four years after Georgia greatly increased the penalties for adults who traffic in children for sex, Sen. Renee Unterman is leading a drive with Jewish support to protect the children forced into the sex trade. “No child wakes up at 6 or 7 years old and says, ‘I want to be […]

  • Polls Are Open for Your Voice in Israel

    Polls Are Open for Your Voice in Israel

    | January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs | mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com Voting has been open for more than a week in the most important election few people are talking about. Through April 30, anyone who lives in the United States, will be at least 18 years old by June 30, identifies as Jewish and accepts Zionism’s six-point Jerusalem Program may vote in […]

  • Camp Jenny a Sure Bet

    Camp Jenny a Sure Bet

    | January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)

    By Michael Jacobs | mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com More than 150 teenagers are expected to travel back to the Roaring Twenties for one night to help poor elementary school children travel out of Atlanta for a great camp weekend in the near future. KEFTY, Temple Kol Emeth’s youth group for eighth- to 12th-graders, is holding its 11th annual KEFTY […]

  • Toco Hills Still Split on Cityhood

    Toco Hills Still Split on Cityhood

    | January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    3 community meetings fail to bring clarity on incorporation By David Cohen | david@atljewishtimes.com The Jewish community in Toco Hills remains split on multiple annexation proposals after hearing three presentations at Young Israel on the possibilities, according to the area’s state representative. “I’ve heard a lot of different voices from Merry Hills and the Beth Jacob […]

  • Russian Refugees’ Son Cleans Up Online

    Russian Refugees’ Son Cleans Up Online

    | January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Hux.com connects small-time service providers with customers By Aimee Millwood | @aimeemillwood Informal services make up 5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, says Stanley Vergilis, the founder of Hux. “That’s in the trillions. When I saw that statistic, I knew there was an enormous opportunity.” The informal service sector comprises house cleaners, dog walkers, […]

  • A Message From Michael Morris

    A Message From Michael Morris

    | January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Welcome to Your New AJT Welcome to 2015. My name is Michael Morris, and I am the new owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times and the company that publishes it, the Southern Israelite LLC. The AJT is a community asset. The news it gathers and disseminates is community property and belongs to all of us; I […]

Digital Issue

Read the Digital Issue of January 23, 2015

| January 24, 2015 | Comments (0)
Read the Digital Issue of January 23, 2015

Shabbat Wonder, AJFF reviews, Israel, news, schools, music, sports and education

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Read the Digital Issue of January 16, 2015

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)
Read the Digital Issue of January 16, 2015

Je Suis Juif, Terror in Paris, Atlanta Jews, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Music Festival, Urban Blight, Prayer and Study and more.

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Community

Bill Treats Modern Sex Slaves as Victims

| January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)
Bill Treats Modern Sex Slaves as Victims

By Michael Jacobs |mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com Four years after Georgia greatly increased the penalties for adults who traffic in children for sex, Sen. Renee Unterman is leading a drive with Jewish support to protect the children forced into the sex trade. “No child wakes up at 6 or 7 years old and says, ‘I want to be […]

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Camp Jenny a Sure Bet

| January 23, 2015 | Comments (0)
Camp Jenny a Sure Bet

By Michael Jacobs | mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com More than 150 teenagers are expected to travel back to the Roaring Twenties for one night to help poor elementary school children travel out of Atlanta for a great camp weekend in the near future. KEFTY, Temple Kol Emeth’s youth group for eighth- to 12th-graders, is holding its 11th annual KEFTY […]

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Education

Emory Shoots for National Hillel Title

| January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)
Emory Shoots for National Hillel Title

By David Cohen | david@atljewishtimes.com Emory University Hillel is taking another shot at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament this spring. Billed as “March Madness Meets the Maccabi Games,” the fifth annual tournament is the largest intercollegiate basketball tournament for Jewish students. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 1,200 people and 300 athletes from […]

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Epstein Alum Heads JELF Benefit Concert

| January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)
Epstein Alum Heads JELF Benefit Concert

By April Basler abasler@atljewishtimes.com Jazz pianist and composer Joe Alterman is headlining Taking Notes: A Benefit Concert for the Jewish Educational Loan Fund on Saturday night, Jan. 24, at the Defoor Centre in Midtown Atlanta. Alterman performs regularly at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and has played at such famous venues as […]

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Arts & Life

Win Tickets to See ‘The Physician’

| January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)
Win Tickets to See 'The Physician'

The Atlanta Jewish Times is giving away two tickets to see “The Physician” at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival! Details: Friday, January 30 – 1:50 p.m. – Regal Atlantic Station To enter for a chance to win, simply comment below this story and tell us what you would like to see in the new Atlanta Jewish […]

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Davis CD Takes Shabbat For a Psychedelic Ride

| January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)
Davis CD Takes Shabbat  For a Psychedelic Ride

Art and music combine to send free spiritual message By Michael Jacobs | mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com It was just mid-2013, amid its 20th anniversary celebration, when Davis Academy released its first CD of original music composed by Rabbi Micah Lapidus, but the time was right late last year to do it again. “A Palace in Time,” consisting of […]

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Other Recent Articles

No Fear of G-d in Terrorist Attackers

No Fear of G-d in Terrorist Attackers

| January 21, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Rabbi Mark Hillel Kunis Guest Column Do you fear G-d? Are there times when you do the right thing just because G-d may be watching? It’s easy to understand and respect those who love G-d because of all the blessings life has showered on them. But it’s hard, with our modern sensibilities of liberalism […]

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Simchas! - Week of Jan. 23

Simchas! – Week of Jan. 23

| January 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Simcha announcements from around Metro Atlanta – Week of Jan. 23 Birth Mason Roy Ziglin Jenny and Eric Ziglin of Georgetown, Texas, announce the birth of their son, Mason Roy Ziglin, Nov. 17, 2014. Mason weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Mason is the grandson of Rochelle and Alan Ziglin of Dunwoody and Patricia and […]

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Diversity Chief: Hawks’ Nest Fits All

Diversity Chief: Hawks’ Nest Fits All

| January 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

Nzinga Shaw sees team, fans soaring past embarrassing email By Kevin Madigan kmadigan@atljewishtimes.com The sale of the Atlanta Hawks is “swiftly progressing,” says Nzinga Shaw, the basketball team’s new chief diversity and inclusion officer. The discovery of an embarrassing email from the Hawks’ controlling owner, Jewish businessman Bruce Levenson, to his co-owners led to the […]

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ADL Cheers Mosque Approval

ADL Cheers Mosque Approval

| January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Organization intervened after Kennesaw initially said no By Cady Schulman cschulman@atljewishtimes.com The rejection and subsequent approval of a special-use permit to allow a mosque inside the city of Kennesaw isn’t the first such issue in Georgia, but the Anti-Defamation League thinks council members initially voted out of fear of the unknown. That is something the […]

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Tevet a Time to Release Anger

Tevet a Time to Release Anger

| January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

New Moon Meditations Dr. Terry Segal | facebook.com/EnchantedJourneyWithDrTerrySegal Much has happened in the microcosm of the Atlanta Jewish Times since my writing at Rosh Chodesh Kislev, but there is continuity. Tevet follows Kislev as surely as the sun rises and sets. It began Dec. 23 and ends Jan. 21. Events have also occurred in the world […]

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Kitchen Business From Generation to Generation

Kitchen Business From Generation to Generation

| January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jaffe’s Jewish Jive By Marcia Jaffe | mjaffe@atljewishtimes.com “There is no love more sincere than the love of food” — George Bernard Shaw I tuned in to Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting’s eight-part show “It Tastes Jewish” to catch my “young old” friend Annette Sacks Marcus with her 88-year-old mother, Charlene Sacks, and dynamic 30-year-old chef son, Matthew […]

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Zionist Elections Put Israel in Our Hands

Zionist Elections Put Israel in Our Hands

| January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Erin Boxt | @rabbiboxt Israel — the homeland of the Jews, the Promised Land, Eretz Yisrael, Ha-Aretz. As a kid, I always envisioned what Israel would be like. I saw the many posters in my synagogue. I watched the videos and read the stories. When I first traveled to Israel in 1999, what I experienced I […]

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AJT: Harmony Amid the Chaos

AJT: Harmony Amid the Chaos

| January 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

From the Editor By Michael Jacobs mjacobs@atljewishtimes.com The first time I edited the Atlanta Jewish Times, I started Aug. 29, 2005, the day Hurricane Katrina devastated my hometown of New Orleans. It wasn’t an easy start personally (we lost contact with my grandmother for almost a week) or professionally (I learned on the fly the […]

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USY President: ‘Positive’ Change on Interdating

USY President: ‘Positive’ Change on Interdating

| January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

  The USY international convention in Atlanta sparked national controversy by changing the policy on interfaith dating by USY officers. The interdating policy was one of the convention’s three approved amendments to the USY constitution regarding the behavior of USY officers. The other two go hand in hand: Officers should adhere to USY’s zero-tolerance policy […]

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East Cobb Girl Rules the World

East Cobb Girl Rules the World

| January 16, 2015 | Comments (0)

By April Basler abasler@atljewishtimes.com Hailee Grey, 17, elected international president of USY | Hailee Grey of East Cobb won the United Synagogue Youth international presidency in elections at the 64th annual USY international convention at Atlanta’s Omni Hotel at CNN Center in late December. She’s only the fourth girl to hold the title. “I’m so […]

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Toco Hills Might Unite To Avoid Cityhood Split

Toco Hills Might Unite To Avoid Cityhood Split

| January 15, 2015 | Comments (0)

By David Cohen david@atljewishtimes.com The Jewish community of Toco Hills is fighting to stay united in the face of competing annexation bids from two cities. Young Israel of Toco Hills hosted the second of three scheduled community meetings on the dueling cityhood proposals Sunday night, Jan. 11, four days after the first meeting and four […]

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Decatur’s Matzolah to Keep Crunching With Streit’s

Decatur’s Matzolah to Keep Crunching With Streit’s

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

By Fran Memberg | fmemberg@atljewishtimes.com The sale of the Streit’s matzo factory on New York’s Lower East Side is not expected to stop Foodman, a Decatur-based specialty kosher food manufacturer founded in 2012. Foodman’s signature product, Matzolah, a matzo–based granola, made its debut at the 2012 Kosherfest trade show. Matzolah was named Kosherfest’s best new […]

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Billboard on I-85 Flashes Israel Facts

Billboard on I-85 Flashes Israel Facts

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Three pro-Israel messages are rotating through mid-February on an electronic billboard along Interstate 85 at the Spaghetti Junction interchange with I-285. The messages, sponsored by the pro-Israel educational group StandWithUs, counter a Christmastime anti-Israel ad that appeared on the same billboard from If Americans Knew. The anti-Israel billboard depicted Joseph and Mary barred from Bethlehem […]

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Nuremberg Prosecutor, Camp Liberator to Speak

Nuremberg Prosecutor, Camp Liberator to Speak

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Am Yisrael Chai event marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day By Marcia Jaffe The only living chief prosecutor from the Nuremberg war-crimes trials will speak at Am Yisrael Chai’s annual Holocaust remembrance event Jan. 25, the Sunday before International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Benjamin Ferencz will address the theme of “Justice and Response” at the event, which […]

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Charlie and Me - Atlanta Marches in Support

Charlie and Me – Atlanta Marches in Support

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Jews join Atlanta solidarity march after French terror By Michael Jacobs and Jon Gargis About 400 people silently marched Jan. 11 from Piedmont Park to the Alliance Française in Midtown to show solidarity with France and the victims of a three-day reign of terror, including four Jewish men slain just before Shabbat Jan. 9 at […]

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Jewish Music Festival Goes International

Jewish Music Festival Goes International

| January 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Israelis Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz headline AJMF6 By David Cohen | AJT The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival is bringing international music to town for the sixth annual event. The signature Spring Festival will feature Israeli artists Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz and Montreal-based group Jump Babylon. With an eye on attracting young, intown Jews, the […]

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