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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

Here’s some collected wisdom, and you can quote me

Here’s some collected wisdom, and you can quote me

AMY FENSTER BROWN January 21, 2022

It’s time for a mid-January check-in. How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? I have a perfect track record for the first time in my life. That’s because my 2022 resolution was to no longer make New Year’s resolutions. I outsmarted the...

I let an unhoused man into my synagogue last week. How will we respond after?

I let an unhoused man into my synagogue last week. How will we respond after?

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — When I turned on my phone after Shabbat last Saturday night and read about the unfolding hostage crisis at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas, I was immediately transported to my encounter the previous evening with the unhoused man who appeared,...

Obituary

Ralph Hugo Grosberg

January 21, 2022

Ralph Hugo Grosberg, January 20, 2022 Beloved husband of Shirley Sanders Grosberg for 70 years.  Dear father of Bradley (Philip Kean) Grosberg, Karen (Sandon) Wool and the late Patricia Grosberg.  Loving grandfather of Shane (Jill) Wool, Matthew (Laura)...

Top US security officials to US Jews: Colleyville was a ‘terrorist attack on Jewish community’

Top US security officials to US Jews: Colleyville was a ‘terrorist attack on Jewish community’

January 21, 2022

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Top United States security officials told Jewish Americans on a pre-Shabbat call that the attack last Saturday in Colleyville, Texas, was a “terrorist attack on the Jewish community” and that authorities are continuing...

St. Louis college student who founded nonprofit organization

St. Louis student’s nonprofit helps cheer kids in area hospitals 

MOLLY LEVINE, Junior, Marquette High School January 21, 2022

For children, hospital stays often can be not only scary but also mundane. With hours of time to fill and a lack of engaging activities, children in hospitals are eager to find something new and entertaining to do from their rooms.  Tamar Adler, a...

After 18 years, Ann Arbor condemns weekly synagogue protesters as antisemitic

After 18 years, Ann Arbor condemns weekly synagogue protesters as antisemitic

January 21, 2022

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (JTA) – For 18 years, a group of protesters has gathered every Saturday outside one of this city’s synagogues during Shabbat morning services, brandishing signs with slogans such as “Jewish Power Corrupts.” This week, the...

UN General Assembly passes a 2nd resolution condemning Holocaust denial

UN General Assembly passes a 2nd resolution condemning Holocaust denial

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — In a unanimous vote, the United Nations General Assembly has for the second time passed a resolution condemning Holocaust denial. The resolution, coauthored by 71 countries including Israel, the United States and Germany, passed without...

French parliamentary report on the Sarah Halimi murder case reopens the wound it sought to heal

French parliamentary report on the Sarah Halimi murder case reopens the wound it sought to heal

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — A new parliamentary report on the 2017 murder of a Jewish woman by a Muslim attacker was meant to restore French Jews’ faith in their country’s police and justice systems. Instead, the report released last week has added fuel to the fire,...

Jewish settlers from West Bank outpost attack human rights activists

Jewish settlers from West Bank outpost attack human rights activists

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — Settlers from a West Bank outpost that Israel does not sanction attacked human rights activists assisting Palestinian farmers in planting trees, amid an intensification of such attacks. The settlers were armed with batons, rocks. and incendiary...

NYPD arrests woman who told Jewish siblings: ‘Hitler should have killed you all’

NYPD arrests woman who told Jewish siblings: ‘Hitler should have killed you all’

January 21, 2022

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — A woman who allegedly told three Jewish children in Brooklyn last week, “Hitler should have killed you all,” was arrested by the NYPD on Friday. Christina Darling, 21, is facing hate crime charges, among others,...

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Robert A. Cohn writes that he has been buying newspapers, magazines and comics from World News in Clayton since its opening in 1967. The store recently announced it will close in February. Photo: Alec Baris

Ink-loving editor bids farewell to beloved Clayton news shop

ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 21, 2022

At 82, I’m dealing with the harsh reality of illness and death striking down relatives and friends.  Add to this the relentless news of the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the cloud of sadness can envelop the soul.   One thing we can...

Jewish groups slam top Presbyterian official for equating Israeli occupation with ‘slavery’ days after Texas attack

Jewish groups slam top Presbyterian official for equating Israeli occupation with ‘slavery’ days after Texas attack

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — U.S. Jewish groups slammed a top Presbyterian Church official for Martin Luther King Day remarks that equated Israel’s West Bank occupation with slavery and implied that American Jews have the influence to get the U.S. government...

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