AJT Weekly
Saturday, April 20, 2019
 
Passover
What Enslaves Us and What Sets Us Free
For our Passover issue, members of Jewish Atlanta share their thoughts on what enslaves us and what sets us free.
 
Reflections
Our Neighbors’ Affliction is Our Affliction
By Dave Schechter
On the eve of Pesach 1981, AJT wrote: “the Jewish community and the city as a whole are faced with another affliction – the tragedy of the dead and missing children.”
 
Israel
After Israeli Election Comes the Dealmaking
By Dave Schechter
The problem with writing about Israeli politics is that predictions have a habit of being disproved even as they’re being published.
 
Opinion / Election Outcome Was No Surprise; Surprises Begin
By Jan Jaben-Eilon
 
Opinion / Netanyahu Wins Again – Mr. Prime Minister
By Rabbi David Geffen
 
 
News
700 Jewish Republicans in Vegas for RJC Conference
By Laurie and David Weinstein
Over the weekend of April 5-7, more than 700 Jewish Republicans met in Las Vegas for the annual Republican Jewish Coalition leadership meeting.
 
Local News / AJA Honors Brickmans Plus Three
By Marcia Caller Jaffe
 
Local News / Unity Seder Brings Diverse Crowd Together
By Patrice Worthy
 
Israel
Israeli Beresheet Crash Lands on the Moon
By AJT Staff
While Israel hoped to become the third nation to successfully complete a moon landing, ultimately a series of problems led to a crash landing on April 11.
 
Israel / Elections Raise Issues of Term Limits, Peace Agreement
By Patrice Worthy
 
Israel / Zachary Baumel z’l Returns to His Beloved Home
By Rabbi David Geffen
 
Local News
Is Emory’s Statement on Flyers Enough?
By Dave Schechter
Emory University’s acknowledgment of the “personal pain” that mock-eviction notices caused Jewish students “is a step in the right direction,” but “falls short of what is needed.”
 
Opinion / Publisher’s Note
By Michael A. Morris
 
Simchas
Engagement Announcement: Minkowicz – Popack
Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz of Alpharetta and Devora Leah Popack of Denver, Colo., announced their engagement on Monday, April 15, 2019.
 
Simchas / Engagement Announcement: Scheinfeld – Bock
 
Simchas / Mazel Tov: David Skid Promoted at Morgan Stanley
 
Education
The Davis Academy Presents ‘James and the Giant Peach’
Students from The Davis Academy from The Mechina, kindergarten prep program to the eighth grade, gave four performances last month of “James and the Giant Peach, JR.”
 
Education / Renowned Poet Joins Georgia Tech Poetry Department
By Rachel Fayne
 
Education / College Decision Time Could Be Difficult
By Dr. Mark L. Fisher
 
Arts
Chai Style Home: Persian Art Impresario Conducts in Sandy Springs
The sprawling Deljou house is a mélange of styles relating the Guggenheim with its spiral stairs infused with canary cages and art textures that create a family oasis.
 
Arts
Russian Drama Recalls Passover From Turbulent Time
By Bob Bahr
A new Russian film recently shown at Emory University is a reminder that personal and communal survival was on the minds of those who celebrated the holiday
 
Arts / ‘Inheritance’ Looks at Modern Identity
By Bob Bahr
 
Arts / ‘Black Boychik’ Sarge Leaves Us Laughing
By Marcia Caller Jaffe
 
Community
Brickmans Make Lasting Impact
By Marcia Caller Jaffe
Last week, Atlanta Jewish Academy honored Shirley and Perry Brickman for their decades of support and goodwill to the community.
 
Community
Chana Shapiro Draws Inspiration from Teachers
By Roni Robbins
Chana Shapiro doesn’t blend easily into a crowd. From the hippie multicolored petals and dots covering her 23-year-old station wagon to her red curls, she’s no wallflower.
 
Community
The Light of Passover – An Interfaith Perspective
By Bob Bahr
The Unity Atlanta Church readily makes available its large sanctuary for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays for Shema Yisrael – The Open Synagogue, which Bahr helps to lead.
 
Community / ‘Radical Welcome’ in Action
 
Dining / Sandy Springs’ il Giallo Offers Passover Options
By Eddie Samuels
 
Passover
Graphic Novel Tells Haggadah Story with Modern Twist
By Rabbi David Geffen
This modern presentation of the ancient Exodus aims to bolster the younger generation’s connection with Judaism.
 
Passover / Writing Personalized Haggadot is Now the Tradition
By Jan Jaben-Eilon
 
Passover
A Passover Message from Mike Leven
By Mike Leven
Mike Leven shares his thoughts on what enslaves us and when we are freed.
 
Passover / Celebrating Freedom in Tense Times
By Eric M. Robbins
 
Passover / A Passover Message from Chuck Berk
By Chuck Berk
 
Passover
A Passover Message from Beth Gluck
By Beth Gluck
There are many faces at our table, and many more will continue to appear as we move forward together with you, our partners in Israel.
 
Passover / A Passover Message from Rabbi Daniel Dorsch
By Rabbi Daniel Dorsch
 
Passover / A Passover Message from Sherry Frank
By Sherry Frank
 
Passover
A Passover Message from Doug Weinstein
By Doug Weinstein
Passover is about remembering that we were slaves once in Egypt, but we are now liberated and free. Or at least we hope we are.
 
Passover / Once We Were Strangers, Too
By Allison Padilla-Goodman
 
Passover / A Passover Message from Jody Pollack
By Jody Pollack
 
More Headlines
 
Lifecycles / Obituary: Renae Erber Goldberg
 
Lifecycles / Obituary: Mary Cohen Steinberg
 
Lifecycles / Obituary: Bari Siegel
 
Lifecycles / Obituary: Eugene “Gene” Oberdorfer II
 
Closing Thoughts / Passover Prep: A Cautionary Tale
By Chana Shapiro
 
Opinion / Letters to the editor: April 19, 2019
 
Keeping it Kosher / Passover Updates from the Atlanta Kosher Commission
 
Sponsored Content / A United Front
By Noa Amouyal
 
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