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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

To escape Nazi Germany, this St. Louisan had to leave her daughter behind for two years

To escape Nazi Germany, this St. Louisan had to leave her daughter behind for two years

September 14, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

Researchers want to know who, if anyone, betrayed Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis. (Flickr Commons)

How could anyone ever hate Anne Frank — why a fringe group declared war on the Holocaust’s most famous victim

Mira Fox, Forward September 13, 2021

Anne Frank trending on Twitter is rarely a good thing. From January to May this year, Black Hammer, which calls itself a “revolutionary organization” working for “all colonized people worldwide,” tweeted monthly statements condemning the most...

Rare treasures from Jewish history featured in new holiday series

Rare treasures from Jewish history featured in new holiday series

Zach Rothbart , The National Library Of Israel September 12, 2021

"A Look at the Jewish Year", a new series from the National Library of Israel and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, includes three videos highlighting core texts and concepts surrounding the holidays in the Jewish month of Tishrei, as well as source...

A close-up of the entrance gate at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, located at 7570 Olive. There is a stone structure with two columns in between the two metal gate doors.

The Missouri Historical Society is full of Jewish history, here’s some we found

The Missouri Historical Society, Special For The Jewish Light September 8, 2021

The Sievers Studio Collection is one of the largest studio collections at the Missouri Historical Society, containing 253 linear feet of photographic negatives, prints, and business records dating from the 1910s through the 1980s. Sievers Studio was...

After escaping the Auschwitz train, twice, St. Louisan Henry Changar's Holocaust story should be a movie

After escaping the Auschwitz train, twice, St. Louisan Henry Changar’s Holocaust story should be a movie

August 31, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

Harriet Glickman

Mensch’s Through History: The Jewish schoolteacher behind the first Black ‘Peanuts’ character

ABBY SHER, JTA August 29, 2021

In April 1968, a Jewish schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman sat down at her kitchen table and typed out a letter to the man behind America’s favorite cartoons: the Peanuts inventor, Charles Schulz. She told him how deeply the assassination of Dr....

The remarkable true story of David “Mickey” Marcus

The remarkable true story of David “Mickey” Marcus

LILIT MARCUS , jta August 28, 2021

NEW YORK (JTA) — Just like “Goodnight Moon” or “The Cat In the Hat,” the story of Mickey Marcus is one I know by heart, one that has reverberated in my head since I was a little girl. Though he died long before I was born, “Uncle Mickey”...

German Jewish art dealer Max Stern as a young man. Credit: Max Stern Art Restitution Project

Controversial exhibit on Jewish Nazi-persecuted art dealer to open in Germany

Jewish News Syndicate August 25, 2021
Titled the “Deprived of Rights and Property: The Art Dealer Max Stern,” it is due to open on Sept. 2 at the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf.
Was game show host Jack Berry Jewish?

Was game show host Jack Berry Jewish?

August 24, 2021

It’s a right of Jewish passage to wonder who out there in the world is Jewish too, especially famous people like actors, singers, athletes, and even social media stars and YouTubers. It’s just something we do. So, to better answer the question...

Nazis stole thousands of pieces of art — but that was only the beginning of the story

Nazis stole thousands of pieces of art — but that was only the beginning of the story

August 20, 2021

In most art exhibits, each piece has a plaque that identifies the title, artist, subject, and style. At the Jewish Museum’s newest exhibit, however, each plaque has two descriptions. The first is a standard explanation of the piece. The second explains...

Was cigar magnate Zino Davidoff Jewish?

Was cigar magnate Zino Davidoff Jewish?

August 18, 2021

It’s a right of Jewish passage to wonder who out there in the world is Jewish too, especially famous people like actors, singers, athletes, and even social media stars and YouTubers. It’s just something we do. So, to better answer the question...

A man blowing a shofar. Credit: John Theodor/Shutterstock.

‘Double our joy’: Five fascinating facts about the Jewish leap year

Deborah Fineblum, The Jewish News Syndicate August 18, 2021

(JNS) Buckle your seatbelts; we’re heading in. With the arrival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish world is being thrown headlong into the leap year of 5782. But the leap year of the Jewish variety may not be exactly what you think a leap year is....

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