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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

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: White nationalist Richard Spencer (C) and his supporters clash with Virginia State Police in Emancipation Park after the Unite the Right rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right clashed with anti-fascist protesters and police as they attempted to hold a rally in Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On the far right, there are no contradictions, only virulent antisemitism — a front-row view of Charlottesville

Aviya Kushner, The Forward January 18, 2022

This story was originally published on January 18th by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. The dramatic 16-day courtroom trial, which ended with a whopping $26 million in damages...

Texas rabbi: Gunman ‘literally thought that Jews control the world’

Texas rabbi: Gunman ‘literally thought that Jews control the world’

January 17, 2022

This story was originally published on January 17 by The Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from The Forward delivered to you each morning. COLLEYVILLE, Texas — During the nearly 11 hours he was held hostage inside Congregation Beth...

St. Louis religious, political leaders rebuke terrorist attack at Texas synogogue

St. Louis religious, political leaders rebuke terrorist attack at Texas synogogue

January 16, 2022

The 11-hour standoff at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, ended late Saturday night with the rabbi and other hostages released safely and the suspect dead, police and political officials said. The suspect, a 44-year-old British national named Malik...

Utah tech boss quits after board asks him to leave over email blaming Jews for COVID

Utah tech boss quits after board asks him to leave over email blaming Jews for COVID

January 5, 2022

(JTA) — The board of directors of a Utah-based property management software firm asked its chairman to quit after he sent an email accusing Jews of planning “genocide” through COVID and its vaccine. “Entrata’s board of directors...

Tech boss emails associates, including Utah governor, to say COVID is a deadly Jewish plot

Tech boss emails associates, including Utah governor, to say COVID is a deadly Jewish plot

January 5, 2022

(JTA) — The founder and chairman of a major property management software firm told a coterie of associates, including the governor of Utah, that COVID was a deadly Jewish plot. “I believe there is a sadistic effort underway to euthanize the...

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse after defending the reality show

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse after defending the reality show

December 28, 2021

(JTA) — The former host of “Big Brother Brasil” has been hit with a wave of antisemitism after getting into an online argument about the reality show with a popular soap opera actor. After the actor Icaro Silva criticized the show,...

An example of anti-Semitic fliers found in at least eight states blaming Jews for COVID-19. Source: Secure Community Network.

Fliers found in Illinois blaming Jews for COVID-19

JNS December 22, 2021
The leaflets were part of a “coordinated flier drop,” by the anti-Semitic Goyim Defense League, according to the Secure Community Network, and were found in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont.
That time ‘I Love Lucy’ confronted antisemitism in front of millions of Americans

That time ‘I Love Lucy’ confronted antisemitism in front of millions of Americans

Victoria Myers, The Forward December 19, 2021

This story was originally published on December 18 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. A nice thing about being alive in this current moment in history is that one can say things...

Alluding to conflict with Russia, Ukraine’s Jewish president likens his nation to Jewish people

Alluding to conflict with Russia, Ukraine’s Jewish president likens his nation to Jewish people

December 17, 2021

(JTA) — Amid renewed tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the leader of Ukraine drew parallels between his nation and the Jewish people at an event organized by Jews in Kyiv. “We know what it’s like not to have an own state. We know what it...

Will new Twitter rule curb harassment — or make it tougher to fight antisemites?

Will new Twitter rule curb harassment — or make it tougher to fight antisemites?

Arno Rosenfeld, The Forward December 12, 2021

This story was originally published on December 9th by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning.” A pair of grainy photos show a man delivering what appear to be a Nazi salute, decked...

How St. Louisans are speaking out against hate

How St. Louisans are speaking out against hate

Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish Light December 2, 2021

A menorah lighting on Dec. 2 celebrated both the fourth night of Hanukkah and called attention to the presence of antisemitism. The St. Louis Jewish community brought together faith leaders and state elected officials to speak out against hate during...

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

NY hate crimes unit investigating damaged menorah in Queens

December 1, 2021

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — After a large public menorah was knocked into the street in Queens, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has instructed the state police Hate Crimes Task Force to investigate the incident. “Jewish New Yorkers should be able...

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