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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance, an Ohio Republican, speaks to reporters in the spin room following the CNN Presidential Debate between U.S. President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, Atlanta, June 27, 2024. (Andrew Harnik/Getty Images)

Trump names J.D. Vance, who feared Trump could become an American “Hitler,” as his running mate

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 15, 2024

MILWAUKEE — Donald Trump named as his running mate Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, who once worried that Trump could become an American “Hitler” but who this weekend blamed Democratic rhetoric for Sunday’s assassination attempt on the former president. The...

Obituary

Renee Nerviani

Published July 14, 2024

Renee Nerviani, July 13, 2024 Beloved wife of David W. Nerviani; dear mother of Michael Nerviani (Sara) and Daniel Nerviani and step-mother of David Nerviani and James Nerviani (Jenn); loving grandmother of Kailee, Dominic, Vincent and Miles Nerviani;...

In a screen grab captured from a video, Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump appears to be injured after gunshots were reported at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, July 13, 2024. (Anadolu/Getty Images)

Jewish, Israeli leaders condemn shooting at rally that left Donald Trump injured

Published July 13, 2024

Jewish and Israeli leaders and lawmakers condemned what officials are investigating as an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, as did Gabrielle Giffords, a Jewish former congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt. A gunman...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became Americas most famous sex therapist, was featured in the 2019 documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. (Austin Hargrave)

Ruth Westheimer, Holocaust survivor who offered grandmotherly sex advice as ‘Dr. Ruth,’ dies at 96

Andrew Silow-Carroll, Curt Schleier, JTAPublished July 13, 2024

Ruth Westheimer, the diminutive Holocaust survivor and Israeli military veteran who charmed and educated millions of listeners as the taboo-breaking radio sex therapist “Dr. Ruth,” died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 96. Her program,...

Edwin Pepper

Edwin Pepper

Published July 12, 2024

Edwin Pepper passed away peacefully, July 12, 2024, at his home. He was married to the love of his life, Lenore, for over 70 years. His family meant the world to him. His children include Marc & the late Don Heath, Karen & William Jacoby, Michael...

Former president Donald J. Trump speaks at the CPAC conference at Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, March 4, 2023. (Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Jewish moments to expect (and not expect) at the Republican convention

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 11, 2024

MILWAUKEE — The Republican convention taking place here next week will be the closest ever to Donald Trump’s vision for America. Expect some typically validating — and jarring — moments for the Jewish community. The vestiges of the pre-Trump...

Warner Isaacs

Warner Isaacs

Published July 11, 2024

Warner Isaacs, July 10, 2024 Warner graduated from Country Day School in 1952 and attended Washington & Lee University. After college, he returned home to St. Louis where he worked as a stock broker for Semple Jacobs, joining his father in...

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a campaign rally in the Bronx, June 22, 2024. (Luke Tress)

Far-left group pulls endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez after she hosts panel on antisemitism

Luke Tress, JTAPublished July 11, 2024

The Democratic Socialists of America dropped its endorsement of New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she hosted a panel discussion on antisemitism. The DSA said in a Tuesday statement that it was rescinding its conditional endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez’s...

Mordechai Rosenstein, seen in 2014 at a sale of his works, combined bright colors and stylized Hebrew letters for pieces that hang in countless homes, offices and synagogues. (Courtesy Rosenstein Arts, via Facebook)

Mordechai Rosenstein, calligrapher whose art illuminates Jewish homes and synagogues, dies at 90

Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTAPublished July 11, 2024

Mordechai Rosenstein, a painter and calligrapher whose brightly colored illuminations of Hebrew texts adorn countless Jewish homes, offices and synagogues, died on July 9 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He was 90. His signature pieces featured Hebrew letters...

Ronald B. Schwartz

Ronald B. Schwartz

Published July 10, 2024

Ronald B. Schwartz, July 9, 2024 Dear loved one of Gloria Schwartz, Frank Schwartz, Sharon Goldstein, Melanie Goldstein (Barry), Michael Pearl (Melissa), Emily, Natalie, Andrew, Evan, and Serena. Graveside Service Friday, July 12 at 1:30 PM at Chesed...

A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Nov. 26, 2010. The statue was defaced with graffiti reading Gaza on July 9, 2024. (Gus Maussen via Creative Commons)

Anne Frank statue in Amsterdam tagged with ‘Gaza’ graffiti

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished July 10, 2024

A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam was defaced Tuesday, with the word “Gaza” painted in red on the base. The statue sits in a public park near the famous annex where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis, and where they were later discovered.  Mayor...

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