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Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Thief breaks into car and steals tefillin belonging to son of rabbi who only recently had his bar mitzvah.

Atlanta car thief steals rabbi’s son’s tefillin

Atlanta’s first Jewish mayor Sam Massell dies at 94

Massell, who was mayor from 1970 to 1974, made a major impact on the city's public transit and increased minority participation in politics.

Atlanta’s first Jewish mayor Sam Massell dies at 94

Blown tire causes shaky landing for Delta flight at Atlanta Airport

Delta flight landing in Atlanta on Sunday has a blown tire and skids to a halt after a rough landing.

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Jewish ace pitcher gives Atlanta 1st World Series win in 26 years

Max Fried pitches Atlanta Braves to first World Series win in over a quarter century.

Jewish pitcher gives Atlanta 1st World Series win in 26 years

American Jewish Committee: Atlanta must deal with ‘persistent anti-Semitism’

Jewish advocacy org says that rising anti-Semitism in Atlanta coupled with ignorance about anti-Semitism means community needs to speak up.

Jewish group: Atlanta must deal with ‘persistent anti-Semitism’

Georgia school board passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

Resolution adopted in the wake of anti-Semitic graffiti incidents at two local schools during the High Holy Days.

Georgia school board passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

Man arrested in anti-Semitic defacement of Atlanta autism center

Suspect arrested by police for August vandalism of Emory University Autism Center, including targeting a Jewish employee with a swastika.

Man arrested in anti-Semitic defacement of Atlanta autism center

Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Atlanta high school before Yom Kippur

A second Atlanta, Georgia area high school was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti during the High Holy Days.

Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Atlanta school before Yom Kippur

Atlanta high school defaced with swastikas, 'Heil Hitler' graffiti

Anti-Semitic graffiti reportedly part of a social media trend where students vandalize and steal school property and post photos to TikTok.

Atlanta school defaced with swastikas, 'Heil Hitler' graffiti

Atlanta Jewish Times removes op-ed by pro-Trump ex-Democrat

Bending to pressure from a staffer for Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Jewish Times drops op-ed by black conservative politician, offers apology.

Atlanta Jewish Times drops op-ed by pro-Trump ex-Democrat

Jewish employee of Atlanta autism center targeted with swastika

Vandalism and hate graffiti also singled out African American employees, destroyed glass door and vending machines.

Jewish employee of Atlanta autism center targeted with swastika

Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered on Atlanta area bridge

Both entrances to overpass connecting multiple Atlanta suburbs spray painted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Anti-Semitic graffiti discovered on Atlanta area bridge

Accused Atlanta shooter faces charges of 'malice murder'

Robert Aaron Long was taken into custody after last week's shooting spree in three Atlanta-area spas which killed 8 people.

Accused Atlanta shooter faces charges of 'malice murder'

After Atlanta massacre, Jewish groups rally on behalf of Asian Americans

Jewish groups support Asian community after gunman massacres 8 at Asian massage parlors in Atlanta

After shooting: Jewish groups rally on behalf of Asian Americans

Eight people killed in shooting spree in Atlanta

Shooting spree targets massage parlors in the Atlanta area.

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Hackers shut down Atlanta synagogue website during Raphael Warnock sermon

Senator-elect's sermon to Martin Luther King shut down at Reform synagogue which supported civil rights movement.

Hackers block Atlanta synagogue website during Warnock sermon

Police deal with possible gunman barricaded in Georgia synagogue

Police say the suspect, who has no hostages, is experiencing a mental health crisis and "poses no public threat."

Police deal with possible gunman barricaded in Georgia synagogue

Reports of police walkouts in Atlanta after charges issued to officer

Reports of police walkouts in Atlanta after felony murder charge issued in Rayshard Brooks shooting.

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Arrest warrant issued for Atlanta officer who shot black man

Garrett Rolfe, 27, charged with 11 criminal counts after the shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.

Arrest warrant issued for Atlanta officer who shot black man

Atlanta Police Chief resigns after man shot dead by police

Atlanta Police Chief Ericka Shields voluntarily steps down following deadly police shooting of 27-year-old.

Atlanta Police Chief resigns after man shot dead by police

Atlanta synagogue walks back reopening announcement

Synagogue says it will remain closed, hours after announcing planned reopening. 'Chabad in Georgia taking extra precautionary measures.'

Atlanta synagogue walks back reopening announcement

Flight from hell: 'I was smeared as an anti-Semite and arrested'

'Like a horror story.' Jewish man says media smeared him as an anti-Semite and damaged his career - all over a video taken out of context.

Flight from hell: 'I was smeared as an anti-Semite and arrested'player

Atlanta Orthodox synagogue breaks from Young Israel after spat

Synagogue had opposed national movement's support for Netanyahu's orchestration of Jewish Home-Otzma Yehudit merger.

Atlanta Orthodox synagogue breaks from Young Israel after spat

Watch: Man arrested after alleged 'anti-Semitic' rant on flight

Man wrapped in tallit arrested at airport in Atlanta after allegedly 'uttering anti-Semitic words' on flight from Washington DC.

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An Israeli flag - made from 100,000 cookies

Will Atlanta's Jewish community manage to break Pakistan's world record?

An Israeli flag - made from 100,000 cookies

Atlanta Jews open their homes as Hurricane Irma batters Florida

Atlanta's religious Jewish community hosts thousands of Hurricane Irma evacuees.

Atlanta Jews open their homes as Hurricane Irma batters Floridaplayer

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on Atlanta car wash

Graffiti included a swastika, a crossed out Star of David and a reference to the Nazi military

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on Atlanta car wash

Atlanta Jewish woman missing since August 19

Family, police search for woman with high-functioning form of autism missing for over a week.

Atlanta Jewish woman missing since August 19

Atlanta students expelled for 'Jews vs Nazis' beer pong

'The fact that someone could even conceive of such a game and then play it and think it’s funny is beyond words.'

Atlanta students expelled for 'Jews vs Nazis' beer pong

Jewish anti-Trump candidate up for election in Georgia runoff

Jewish Democrat in Atlanta suburbs faces runoff in race that has become referendum on Trump.

Jewish anti-Trump candidate up for election in Georgia runoff

Jewish candidate gives Democrats hope in Atlanta’s suburbs

Jon Ossoff is one of three Jewish candidates vying for a Congress seat in Georgia.

Jewish candidate gives Democrats hope in Atlanta’s suburbs

Congressman who insulted 'settlers' meets Jews

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) meets Jewish leaders in Atlanta after apologizing for likening Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria to termites.

Congressman who called 'settlers' termites meets local Jews

Watch: Atlanta mayor shuts down Israel boycotters

'Black Lives Matter' group demanded Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed cut off ties with Israeli police. This was his response:

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Watch: Airplane Lightning Strike Caught on Camera

Delta plane waiting for takeoff in Atlanta takes a direct lightning strike, in a massive electric charge captured in rare video footage.

Shocking: Rare Airplane Lightning Strike Caught on Cameraplayer

Five Dead in Shooting Near Atlanta

A gunman shoots at least seven people in Douglas County, west of Atlanta.

Five Dead, Including Children, in Shooting Near Atlanta

Group of 100 Yeshiva Students Kicked Off NY Plane

A group of 101 yeshiva students and their eight accompanying chaperones were kicked off a flight from New York to Atlanta.

Group of 100 Yeshiva Students Kicked Off NY Plane

14-Year-Old Shot at Atlanta School

One suspect has been arrested after a 14-year-old male student was shot in the head at a school in Atlanta.

14-Year-Old Shot at Atlanta School

Beinart Ousted from Atlanta Book Festival

A scheduled appearance by Peter Beinart at a book festival in Atlanta sparked angry disputes in otherwise close-knit Jewish community.

Atlanta Festival Ousts 'Crisis of Zionism' Author Peter Beinart