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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

Jan 26, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving traded to Dallas Mavericks, whose Jewish owner Mark Cuban spoke out on antisemitism scandal

Gabe Friedman, JTAPublished February 6, 2023

(JTA) — The Brooklyn Nets traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks, a team whose Jewish owner had spoken up about the star guard’s antisemitism controversy last year. Mark Cuban, known as one of the NBA’s most outspoken team owners and as...

Dec 25, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard (0) dribbles the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

NBA player Meyers Leonard opens up on his antisemitism scandal to Jewish ESPN reporter

Jacob Gurvis, JTAPublished January 31, 2023

(JTA) — Nearly two years after NBA player Meyers Leonard was caught using an antisemitic slur on a video game platform, the former first-round pick opened up about the incident and his subsequent journey toward forgiveness in an interview with Jewish...

A lesson plan shared by the creator of the neo-Nazi group Dissident Homeschool Network, in which children learn cursive by copying a Hitler quote, Nov. 22, 2022. (Screenshot via Telegram)

Investigation of Nazi homeschooling network that celebrates Hitler underway

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished January 30, 2023

(JTA) — Ohio’s department of education is investigating a homeschooling network that claims public schools are run by “Zionist scum,” teaches kids to say “Sieg Heil” in class and instructs fellow parents not to give their kids “Jewish media...

A press conference was held Jan. 29, 2023, outside Temple Ner Tamid In Bloomfield, N.J. Photo by Jodi Rudoren

When a Molotov cocktail thrown at your synagogue scrambles your Sunday

Jodi Rudoren, The ForwardPublished January 30, 2023

Our Sundays here in a comfortable New Jersey suburb are often structured around how many times we have to shuttle back and forth to synagogue. Today, we were meant to bring our 15-year-old daughter there by 9:30 a.m. for her weekly gig babysitting the...

Photo Courtesy of the Creve Coeur Police Department.

Graffiti removed from Temple Israel monument sign

Bill Motchan, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 25, 2023

An illegible scrawl of graffiti has now been removed from the Congregation Temple Israel monument at the entrance on Ladue Road. TI staff discovered the red spray-painted marking on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Creve Coeur Police are investigating the incident,...

Former President Donald Trump faced criticism for having dinner with Nick Fuentes, a vocal antisemite. Photo-illustration by Benyamin Cohen

Notorious bigot Nick Fuentes is the latest white supremacist reinstated to Twitter

Adam Kovac, The ForwardPublished January 25, 2023

This story was originally published in the Forward. Click here to get the Forward's free email newsletters delivered to your inbox. One of the United States’ most notorious white supremacists is once again on Twitter. On Tuesday, the social media...

A rally in New York City against antisemitism. Credit: Christopher Penler/Shutterstock.

2022 saw fewer antisemitic incidents worldwide for first time in a decade

Published January 24, 2023

(JNS) The number of antisemitic incidents has been “curbed” for the first time in a decade, a report released by the Department for Combatting Antisemitism of the World Zionist Organization on Tuesday shows. Nevertheless, there were 10 antisemitic...

1 in 5 Americans think Jews “have too much power,” new ADL survey finds

1 in 5 Americans think Jews “have too much power,” new ADL survey finds

By Arno Rosenfeld, The ForwardPublished January 17, 2023

This story was originally published in the Forward. Click here to get the Forward's free email newsletters delivered to your inbox. A majority of Americans believe it is at least partly true that Jews “stick together more than other Americans,” and...

Jews who defend antisemites

Jews who defend antisemites

By Mitchell Bard, JNSPublished January 12, 2023

(JNS) It seems that every Jewish organization claims it is fighting antisemitism. Yet, it is clear that they are failing. Many reasons account for the spread of this cancer. One is that some Jews are antisemites or have taken positions that are antisemitic....

Judge slashes Charlottesville penalties by 90%, from $26M awarded by jury to $2.35M

Judge slashes Charlottesville penalties by 90%, from $26M awarded by jury to $2.35M

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished January 4, 2023

(JTA) — The judge in the civil case brought against the organizers of the 2017 white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of a protester has slashed the penalties awarded to the victims. Victims in the case,...

Was Lawrence of Arabia really a Zionist?

Was “Lawrence of Arabia” really a Zionist?

Odem Ashur, In partnership with the National Library of IsraelPublished January 3, 2023

It was around the time of the First World War. The waning Ottoman Empire still ruled over the Land of Israel, but the British were already waiting in the wings in Egypt. In this article, we will discuss the British officer and archaeologist whose name...

Sacha Baron Cohen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sacha Baron Cohen returns as Borat to roast Ye’s Jew-hatred

Published January 2, 2023

(JNS) -- The Kennedy Center last week shared a memorable comedy routine from Sacha Baron Cohen, who revived his Borat character—a Kazakh “journalist” known for his absurd accent, signature suit, sexual improprieties and over-the-top satire on antisemitism. On...

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