In Case You Missed It
- Hadassah Greater Atlanta is honoring breast cancer fundraising angels at its Breast Strokes Big Reveal on Feb. 25.
To Do Today
- The Wo/Men Infertility Support & Help group of the Jewish Fertility Foundation holds its monthly meeting tonight at 6 at MACoM, 700-A Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. Email RSVP@JewishFertilityFoundation.org, or call Lynn Goldman at 404-275-9678 for more information.
- On the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival schedule today are “Beyond the Mountains and the Hills,” “Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana,” “Paradise,” “Zacma: Blindness,” “The Last Laugh,” “Mother With a Gun,” “Big Sonia,” “Harmonia” and “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice.”
From The Times of Israel
- The Republic of Ireland is close to recognizing Palestine as a nation.
- New Israel Fund is clashing with the Israeli government again, this time over the treatment of a senior official upon her arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport.
- The Iron Dome system did its job Wednesday night, shooting down three missiles fired from the Sinai at Eilat and letting a fourth fall harmlessly in an open field.
Also in the News
- Spanx founder and Jewish Atlantan Sara Blakely has provided a $250,000 grant to the Center for Civic Innovation to support 10 local female entrepreneurs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
- The World Baseball Classic (the World Cup for our national pastime) starts March 6, and Team Israel’s final roster of 28 players has been released, including several ex-Braves, Jewish Baseball News reports.
- A federal appellate court issued an unpublished decision recently that upholds the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s firing of an employee for taking off the last two days of Passover, just as she had done for 26 years. Edwin Black examines the ruling at The Forward.
- Jewish refugee support group HIAS has sued the Trump administration over the refugee executive order.
- After complaints by the American Jewish Congress, the New York Education Department has apologized for including an anti-Israel cartoon in a state exam, JTA reports.
- AJT blogger Brian Rosenzweig of JANVEST Capital Partners makes the case for investing in Israel.
- Each of us must become Rosa Parks, Atlantan Seth Cohen of the Schusterman Foundation argues in a Medium post.
- Al-Monitor’s Ben Caspit explores the motives on both sides in the latest escalation of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.
- February is Black History Month, but it spans a lifetime for kosher soul food expert Michael Twitty, who writes about it at The Forward.
Finishing on a Positive Note
- Check out the “biggest advancement in breast cancer surgery in a generation,” created by Israel’s Dune Medical Devices.