Sarah Moosazadeh

Staff Writer - Atlanta Jewish Times

Writer covering Jewish happenings in Atlanta and various cultures around the world.

Contact: [email protected]

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Middle East

The Neve Shalom Synagogue Massacre in Turkey
More than 450 people were scheduled to attend a bar mitzvah at Istanbul's Neve Shalom Synagogue on September 6, 1986 - but the congregants' prayers were short-lived. On that...
Traditions Preserve Judaism Before, After Iranian Exodus
Far before the 1979 revolution and chants of "Khomeini" swept through the streets of Tehran, Jews in Iran lived comfortable lives alongside their Muslim neighbors while...
Jewish State Gives Iranian Journalist Refuge
fearing her life was in danger in Turkey, she found support from Times of Israel Editor David Horovitz, who contacted Israeli officials and helped Amin move to Israel. While...
Israeli Heart Art Fosters Mindfulness
When Israeli artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan sought to become the change they wished to see in the world, they separated themselves from everyday routines and adopted a...
Volunteers in ATVs Help Secure Border
"Saving lives matters, even if it's just one," Mireia Pons, Yatar 's director of public relations and fundraising, told the AJT about the organization's elite volunteer...
Birthright Israel Develops Fashion Sense
Liraz Mordechai is changing how Taglit-Birthright Israel participants view Israel through Fashionating Israel, an extension of the program that offers fashion enthusiasts the...
West Bank Visit Gives Rabbi New Perspective
Congregation B'nai Torah Rabbi Joshua Heller didn't expect to celebrate his 18th wedding anniversary in a Bethlehem back alley Israelis are forbidden to enter. But he seized the...
Fellowship Connects Professors to Israeli Colleagues
When Zhaohui "Steve" Qin left for Israel at the start of June as one of 26 U.S. university professors participating in the 2017 Faculty Fellowship Summer Institute, "I thought...
Israeli Street Art Cultivates Image of Love
Israel has expanded economically and culturally the past decade, paving the way for entrepreneurs and artists to establish themselves nationally and internationally. Tel...
Atlantans Support Sports as Path to Inclusion
Jewish Atlantans David and Merle Horwitz have joined forces with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israeli government and the Ruderman Family Foundation to...
Move the Embassy, Ex-Ambassador Says
The time has come for the United States to correct a historical wrong and move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro...
Wilkins Gets Assist From Israeli Device
"One out of three individuals across the U.S. suffer from pre-diabetic symptoms or are prone to join the 30 million individuals who already possess the disease if they fail to...
Iranian-Americans: Regime Change Good for Region
Carpenter Drive in Sandy Springs was the scene of Iranian-American demonstrations Friday, May 19, related to Iran's presidential election, in which incumbent Hassan Rouhani won...
Bennett Emphasizes Hard Work, Strong Jewish Ties
When Naftali Bennett served in the Israel Defense Forces, he knew a soldier named Emmanuel Yehuda Moreno who worked his way to the top of the elite Sayeret Matkal special forces...
Israel Forms Security Ties With Neighbors
The Iranian nuclear deal did not satisfy Israel but may have improved the Jewish state's relations with some of its Sunni Muslim neighbors.
U.S. Rabbi Finds Home in Israeli Politics
When Rabbi Dov Lipman informed his grandmother he was moving to Israel with his wife and children, the last thing he expected was praise, but a phone conversation before his...
Mission Explores ORT's Role in Israel's Future
When Jay Tenenbaum, then the ORT Atlanta director, wanted to nominate me for the ORT America Next Gen Mission to Israel, my response was yes before he could finish asking. I was...
Israel Seeks Help to Close Arab Gaps
Israel is investing $3.5 billion to improve the condition of its Arab population because of the recognition that the country can't move forward while its largest minority lags....
Middle East Offers New Friends if Not Allies
The threats of terrorist organizations such as Islamic State and the aggressions of Iran have produced new levels of cooperation between Israel and many of its Arab neighbors....
Persian Jews Gained From ORT in Iran
Although Iran was slowly modernizing during the 1950s, many Jewish Persian families lacked the necessary skills for employment. To combat poverty, vocational schools were...
Migration Transforms America, Mideast
"Massive shifts in population and human rights have led to a desire for change," Dean Jacqueline Royster of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech said while...
Obama's Exit Offers Israel Fresh Hope - AJT
By Sarah Moosazadeh | [email protected] Israel was unhappy with the U.S. approach to the Middle East throughout Barack Obama's presidency, Gil Hoffman told a gathering at...
Women in Mideast Struggle for Rights - AJT
By Sarah Moosazadeh | [email protected] Women lag in rights across much of the Middle East, but they increasingly are taking prominent roles in protests against...

News, Culture, Arts, Education

JF&CS Seeks Donations for Holiday Gifts
Thanksgiving marks the start of the secular winter holiday season, when many struggling Atlanta families seek assistance from local organizations. That's where Jewish Family &...
AJA Student Fights Hunger With Desserts
When she visited the traveling exhibit of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger at the Marcus JCC in January, Atlanta Jewish Academy senior Maayan Schoen gained an understanding of...
Mediterranean Flavors Influence Atlanta Cuisine
When Israeli native Hagar Sides visited Kroger's hummus section for the first time, she was fascinated and overwhelmed by the variety of flavors, such as red bean and edamame,...
JELF, Oglethorpe Share Drive to Make Difference
Understanding the importance of higher education and its impact on students is one of many reasons Oglethorpe University President Larry Schall is serving as the keynote speaker...
Amazon's Whole Foods Cuts Off Creamery
Jewish-owned AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery has lost its best customer, Whole Foods, since Amazon closed its purchase of the eco-friendly grocery chain in August. Owner Ron Marks...

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