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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

Austrian artist under fire after posting star of David made of syringes

Austrian artist under fire after posting star of David made of syringes

January 21, 2022

(JTA) — Two Austrian cities are removing statues created by a prominent artist after the artist shared a picture of the Israeli flag with the star of David made up of syringes, the latest in a series of protests against pandemic rules to feature...

Securing our synagogues and protecting Jews of color don’t have to be at odds

Securing our synagogues and protecting Jews of color don’t have to be at odds

January 20, 2022

(JTA) — Jews across America are still reeling from this past Shabbat when a rabbi and three congregants were held at gunpoint by an antisemitic terrorist in Colleyville, Texas.  In response to these harrowing events, many institutions have suggested...

For the new Jewish president of the Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s all about tradition

For the new Jewish president of the Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s all about tradition

January 20, 2022

(JTA) — Josh Rawitch’s day-to-day is similar to that of any nonprofit executive: He speaks to stakeholders, supervises senior staff and fundraises. But in his line of work, stakeholders include people like Jewish baseball legend Sandy Koufax. Since...

Lauren Boebert asked Jews visiting US Capitol if they were doing ‘reconnaissance’

Lauren Boebert asked Jews visiting US Capitol if they were doing ‘reconnaissance’

January 20, 2022

(JTA) — Rep. Lauren Boebert asked a group of kippah-wearing Jewish visitors in a U.S. Capitol building elevator on Thursday if they were there to do “reconnaissance,” Buzzfeed News reported. The outspoken Colorado Republican claimed...

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