The “pajama concerts” that pianist Joe Alterman posted online from his apartment were fine, up to a point, but the 32-year-old lives for a live audience.
That explained the smile on Alterman’s face as he, along with drummer Justin Chesarek and bassist Kevin Smith, performed in May during the Virginia Highland Porchfest. “You have no idea how much I missed that. It was emotional being back on stage,” Alterman said. …
A Jewish candidate for the Atlanta City Council says that he will not participate in a pre-election forum because the event is scheduled during Rosh Hashanah.
Attorney Brandon Goldberg, a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, is running for an at-large seat on the city council.
The Clark Atlanta University forum, scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, is being hosted by CAU’s political science department and the Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy.
Rosh Hashanah, the start of the year 5782 in the…
Bru and Coco had a bone to pick with me.
I have written in this space about my wife, our daughter, and our two sons, leaving my canine assistants feeling aggrieved.
As the senior partner, Bru remonstrated for the pair: “We’re here with you every day, all day. You talk to us. We let you know when there is a delivery truck outside or when another dog walks in front of the house. When you’re in the backyard, so are we. We let you know when it’s noon, so you don’t forget to feed us lunch, and when it is…
Expressing disgust with Cynthia McKinney, who recently accused “Zionists” of responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks, two state legislators want her name removed from Georgia roadways.
On June 28, the former six-term Democratic congresswoman from Georgia posted an image of the final piece being added to a puzzle that showed smoke billowing from the World Trade Center towers in New York City struck by hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, 2001.
McKinney’s comment read: “The Final Piece of the Puzzle . . .”
The puzzle pieces…
Hiking the craggy terrain of my sister-in-law’s ranch in Texas hill country, it is easy to imagine this land looking much the same hundreds of years ago.
Live oaks, Ashe juniper, and Texas madrone trees thrive in the rocky soil, despite frequent periods without rain. Likewise, the patches of grass, colorful wildflowers and other plant life that stake their place in the layers of eroded limestone.
From elevated positions there are vistas that stretch for miles, with nary a house in sight. Land is a finite resource and the acreage increasingly expensive, but despite the efforts of developers to transform…
The viability of the Georgia law designed to thwart anti-Israel boycotts is in doubt after a federal judge declared the measure to be unconstitutional.
That finding came in a May 21 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Cohen in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as he rejected a request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the law.
Though Cohen did not formally strike down the law, “It’s clear enough what’s going to happen eventually,” Marc Stern, chief legal officer of the American Jewish Committee, told the AJT.
The timing of Israel going to war against Islamic groups in Gaza May 10, the day before the Pew Research Center released “Jewish Americans in 2020,” made that report all the more worthwhile reading.
Granted, the Pew survey — based on interviews with 4,718 adults conducted between November 2019 and June 2020 — is a snapshot of a community that numbers 7.5 million. Nonetheless, among its thought-provoking findings were the attitudes of younger Jewish Americans toward Israel.
Simply put, many lack that loving feeling of their elders.
Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has apologized for her “offensive” comments linking COVID-19 prevention measures to the horrors of the Holocaust.
Following a visit Monday to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the representative from northwest Georgia’s 14th district recalled advice from her late father.
“One of the best lessons that my father always taught me was, when you make a mistake, you should own it,” she said, talking to reporters outside the Capitol. “So I should own it. I made a mistake.”
When the AJT caught up with George Birnbaum to talk about his client Naftali Bennett becoming prime minister of Israel, the Atlanta-based international political consultant was on the move.
It was late Sunday night in Atlanta and early Monday morning in Dubai, where Birnbaum had flown from Israel en route to a meeting with Zimbabwe’s president. “I’m tired and you know it’s been a long day,” he said, but such is life for the 51-year-old international political consultant.
Hours earlier, by the narrowest of margins, Israel’s parliament had confirmed a new government led by Bennett, whom Birnbaum has known for…
A small business advocacy group has sued Major League Baseball for removing its all-star game from Cobb County in response to Georgia’s controversial new voting law. In addition to seeking $100 million on behalf of local and state businesses and $1 billion in punitive damages, the suit filed by the Job Creators Network asks that MLB “immediately transfer the 2021 All-Star Game back to Truist Park with all pre-game events.”
The suit, filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, named as defendants: MLB Commissioner Robert M. Manfred Jr.; Tony Clark, executive director…