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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

St. Louis womans new idea gives your Hanukkah gifts some extra flair

St. Louis woman’s new idea gives your Hanukkah gifts some extra flair

Published November 16, 2021

St. Louisan's new idea to give your Hanukkah gifts some extra flair. You have eight nights of gifts to give, which means eight gifts to wrap, but are you just going to use a regular piece of wrapping paper? If you're looking to expand your wrapping...

Should Florida Gov. DeSantis condemn the Nazi rally in Orlando?

Should Florida Gov. DeSantis condemn the Nazi rally in Orlando?

Published February 2, 2022

(JTA) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has refused to condemn a Nazi rally that took place in Orlando over the weekend, claiming that those asking him to condemn the Nazi rally are trying to “smear” him. A video of the Orlando rally that spread on...

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The secret Jewish history of The Sopranos

Seth Rogovoy, ForwardPublished September 29, 2021

The landmark TV series “The Sopranos,” whose six-season run came to an end in 2007, is getting a brief resurrection with “The Many Saints of Newark,” a prequel that begins airing in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, Oct. 1. While the original...

Amos Oz, Israeli writer, Monforte Dalba, Italy, 15th October 2016. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

Amos Oz’s daughter claims he physically abused her

Gabe FriedmanPublished February 22, 2021

(JTA) — A daughter of Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most celebrated authors, alleges that he physically abused her beginning in her childhood.In “Something Disguised As Love,” an autobiography released in Hebrew on Sunday, Galia Oz writes that “my...

An anti-Semitic cake, a Holocaust survivor and a whole lot of Hebrew: All the Jewish moments in ‘Borat 2’

Gabe FriedmanPublished October 25, 2020

Spoiler alert: This article contains information about scenes and plot points in “Borat 2.”(JTA) — Sacha Baron Cohen’s new “Borat” sequel features plenty of crude gags and surprise appearances — sometimes colliding, as in the already infamous...

The top 10 Jewish stories of 2018 — plus 1

Sam SokolPublished December 26, 2018

(JTA) — The year 2018 was a hectic and often bewildering one for the global Jewish community. From the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the past 12 months brought surprises and shocks, and in ways that often divided...

Hamas digging 6 miles of terror tunnels per month, Israeli officials say

Julie WienerPublished July 27, 2016

The Israeli army uncovering a terror tunnel running from the southern Gaza Strip to Israel, May 5, 2016. (Courtesy of the Israel Defense Forces)(JTA) — Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are...

‘Yentl’ and Neil Simon’s ‘Sunshine Boys’ part of NJT’s 2015-2016 season

Published May 20, 2015

The New Jewish Theatre’s 19th season will feature five plays that examine the full range of the human condition reflected through the lens of the Jewish experience. The season opener, Oct. 8 to Nov. 1, will be the Neil Simon classic, “The Sunshine...

Author sounds the alarm on Islamist extremism

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished October 30, 2014

Mitchell Bard, one of the leading authorities on U.S. Middle East policy, warns in his book “Death to the Infidels” that Islamic extremism in the aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring  has reached a fever pitch, making it increasingly unlikely that...

Tunnel vision: Why Hamas’ tunnels are the new front in the war with Israel

Uriel HeilmanPublished July 22, 2014

Israeli paratroopers inspect the entrance of a tunnel they discovered in the northern Gaza Strip, July 18, 2014. (IDF Spokesperson/Flash 90) (JTA) — Until this latest war, if you asked most Israelis about the threat from Gaza, they would probably...

It’s in the books: At 96, Betty Rosenberg Perlov is a published author

Published September 4, 2013

Betty Rosenberg Perlov NEW YORK (JTA) — On her 96th birthday, Betty Rosenberg Perlov became a published children’s author, fulfilling a decades-long pursuit to write a book. The Sept. 1 release of “Rifka Takes a Bow” capped a lifetime of creative...

Pulitizer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth being interviewed in his Manhattan apartment for American Masters program, ‘Philip Roth: Unmasked.’ Photo: François Reumont

At 80, author Philip Roth is at peace with his decision to stop writing

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished March 21, 2013

Philip Roth, one of the world’s most acclaimed living Jewish authors, is shown in a new PBS “American Masters” biography to be at peace with his recent decision to give up writing after a remarkable and often controversial career.  The documentary,...

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