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

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...
'Netanyahu Years' Delves Into Family Time
Before his extensive term in office, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's turbulent family history and political career helped shape him as one of Israel's most scrutinized...
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

3 Congregations Unite to Focus on Survival
Tisha B'Av, a day for lamenting Jewish disunity, presented the latest opportunity for three of Toco Hills' smaller congregations to unite for learning. New Toco Shul,...
Lifelong Path Led Rabbi to Dor Tamid
When fellow second-graders were focusing on research projects about the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Bears, Jordan Ottenstein was learning about the Holocaust and Israel, so...
Chabad Teen Time Gets Double Boost
To foster a stronger connection between youths and their identity within the Jewish community, Chabad of Cobb welcomed Rabbi Gedalya Hertz and his wife, Ruthy, as the...
Mission Connects Atlanta Trio to IDF
When Allison Oreck, Shaina Gordon and Ben Levy heard about Friends of the Israel Defense Forces ' Young Leadership Mission to Israel, the Atlantans each grasped the opportunity...
Jew-Hatred by Any Name Just as Foul
The most common spelling of "anti-Semitism," with the lowercase a, the capital S and the hyphen, is wrong, Deborah Lipstadt says. According to the Dorot professor of modern...
Resources Ready to Answer Anti-Semitism
After reporting on incidents of anti-Semitism in non-Jewish public and private schools in the Atlanta area, the AJT wanted to learn about the resources available to help...
Epstein Not Just Spinning Its Wheel With Logo
The Epstein School is welcoming students back this month with a new logo, which communications director Coleen Lou said represents the institution's fluidity in moving forward...
Fulton Schools Work to Defend Diversity
Frustration and confusion sometimes follow incidents of harassment at schools because federal laws limit the information available to parents. "It is important for our parents...
Mental Health Initiative Launches at Or Hadash
Assisting people with mental illness has become Devi Knapp's main goal after her own bouts of depression over nearly 30 years. That's why she has co-founded Baken (In the Nest),...

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