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Dec 10, 2018, 9:59 PM
Four keys to creative problem solving
In the most recent episode of Madame Secretary, “Winter Garden,” Blake Moran, newly promoted from personal assistant to a policy advisor, wrestles with getting two groups with differing goals to work together. One governmental office tasked with fighting malaria is doing a great job using...
Dec 6, 2018, 4:56 PM
Arthur Blank anxious over MLS Championship Cup
Arthur Blank is no stranger to successful business ventures, but this week he’s a bit on edge. Atlanta United FC, Blank’s two-year old expansion team, advanced to the MLS Cup Championships to play the Portland Timbers at 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. ...
Dec 3, 2018, 10:21 AM
What we should be saying in place of “End the occupation”
This is what I think: deciding the outcome of the territories has to be decided by negotiation between the two parties. Not by protesters. Not by BDSers. Not by IfNotNow and JVP. Not by any of a number of groups who want to force Israel...
Nov 27, 2018, 10:50 PM
Seeing Israel from other people’s eyes
Last September, I was lucky to visit Israel as part of 40 under 40 mission from Atlanta, organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. The group comprises young professionals who had been and had not been to Israel, including those who are married, single,...
Nov 26, 2018, 8:32 PM
It’s not Farrakhan that is the issue
I think too many are missing the point with Linda Sarsour, the Women’s March and its anti-Semitism. And as I shared with friends on Facebook recently, here’s why: Last week Times of Israel reported on her apology to Jews for not coming out clearly enough...
Nov 25, 2018, 11:21 PM
Atlanta United takes on New York Red Bulls in Eastern Conference
On November 25 at 5 pm Atlanta United hosts The New York Red Bulls in Leg 1 of the 2018 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference. The match at Mercedes Benz-Stadium is highly anticipated, because Atlanta United (21-7-6, 69 points), the No. 2 seed in...
Nov 19, 2018, 8:28 AM
Weddings, family, and friends
On the morning of our recent wedding, my then fiancé and I attended shul for our aufruf, where we were called up to the Torah. That day, we had the honor of sharing sponsorship of the kiddush luncheon with another couple, who were celebrating 70...
Nov 12, 2018, 8:34 PM
A change in the air?
What a difference a week makes! Not only in my personal life (I just got married over the weekend and am about to leave for my honeymoon in a few hours – and yes, I am taking the time to blog anyway!), but in the...
Nov 5, 2018, 9:26 AM
Ice cream as a point of contention
When Ben and Jerry’s announced its new flavor (Pecan Resist) and its intent to donate proceeds to four organizations, Color of Change, Honor the Earth, Neta, and Women’s March. I was thrilled. They seemed to cover four different areas where injustice needs to be eradicated....
Nov 3, 2018, 8:39 AM
Showing up, not dumbing down
In the wake of the gun massacre during Shabbat services at a Pittsburgh synagogue, we’re all (including me) about to #ShowUpForShabbat. Good … provided we resist the urge to oversimplify what happened at Tree of Life last weekend. I’ve been struggling with what “Show Up...