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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

Hannah Senesh. Credit: Jewish Virtual Library.

Do you know this Jew? Why Israeli paratroopers just honored her

Yaakov Lappin, The Jewish News Syndicate August 1, 2021

(JNS) Israeli paratroopers have described being deeply moved last week by their experience in a commemorative expedition in Slovenia, held to honor the memory of Hannah Senesh (Szenes) and other Jewish paratroopers who parachuted into the same area of...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett attends a cabinet meeting at the Foreign MInistry in Jerusalem on July 25, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israeli premier: Iran behind fatal strike on Israeli-managed ship in Arabian Sea

Jewish News Syndicate August 1, 2021

(August 1, 2021 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett blamed Iran on Sunday for the attack that left two dead on the Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on Thursday night. Speaking during the weekly Security Cabinet meeting, Bennett...

Saudi Arabian Judoka Tahani Al-Qahtani (left) playing in a match against Israeli Raz Hershko at the Tokyo Olympics Games on July 30, 2021. Source: Twitter: @saudiolympic.

Israeli judoka praises Saudi opponent for ‘bravery’ in face of calls to boycott match

DOR HOFFMAN, Jewish News Syndicate August 1, 2021
“I’m glad the sport won out,” says Raz Hershko, who beat Tahani al-Qahtani, but went on to be eliminated from the Tokyo Games.
Though many if not most leading psychoanalysts at the time were German-speaking Jews, they offered very few public attempts to psychologically analyze Hitler. (Image: Dutch anti-Hitler propaganda, ca. 1940s / Public domain)

What did ‘America’s Freud’ think about Hitler?

Zack Rothbart, The National Library of Israel August 1, 2021
Freud himself refrained from publicly psychoanalyzing the despot. Dr. W. Beran Wolfe didn't...
Israel's hottest real estate is 6 miles from Gaza

Israel’s hottest real estate is 6 miles from Gaza

August 1, 2021

Debbie Gross Steinberg heard the news while driving home to Ashkelon from her job in Jerusalem on July 13: Ashkelon leads Israel in new apartment sales. Between February and April alone, 951 new homes were sold in this coastal city of about 150,000...

Israeli gymnast wins gold for Israel, its second ever!

Israeli gymnast wins gold for Israel, its second ever!

August 1, 2021

(JTA) — Israeli men’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat took home the Olympic gold medal in floor exercise Sunday, giving Israel its second-ever gold in any Olympic event. Born in Dnipro, Ukraine, Dolgopyat moved with his family to Israel when he was 12...

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Guess which faith group is most likely to be vaccinated?

Arno Rosenfeld August 1, 2021

This article originally appeared at forward.com. Reposted with permission. As public health experts fret over a stalling COVID-19 vaccine campaign in the U.S., a new survey suggests they don’t have to worry about American Jews. Jews have the...

Israel becomes first country to begin giving third COVID vaccine shots

Israel becomes first country to begin giving third COVID vaccine shots

Ben Sales August 1, 2021

(JTA) — Israel is the first country to start giving a third dose of the COVID vaccine shot to its population in an effort to stem the spread of the Delta variant. Those older than 60 are the first to get the booster from health care providers. President...

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ChaiFlicks Pick of The Week: ‘My Polish Honeymoon’ review

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light July 30, 2021

How deeply do you understand your family roots? Do those roots define who you are today, or is it just the origin of your story? Are they something you wish to understand? The answer changes for everybody. For Anna (Judith Chemla), a neurotic control...

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaks with reporters as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote, July 15, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

GOP senators want Trump era mandates on settlement products to become law

Ron Kampeas July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seven Republican senators are backing a bill that would enshrine as law one of former President Donald Trump’s final orders — requiring products from the portion of the West Bank controlled entirely by Israel to be labeled as...

Ilona Maher looks out as she prepares to lead the U.S. women's rugby team out onto the field for a match against Japan on day six of the Tokyo Olympics, July 29, 2021. (Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Is USA rugby player and TikTok star Ilona Maher Jewish?

Emily Burack July 30, 2021

(JTA) — Ilona Maher was a star of the Tokyo Olympics before she even played her first match with the U.S. women’s rugby sevens team. Posting from the Olympic Village, her TikTok videos garnered millions of views as she spoke to the camera in a tie-dye...

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9 Jewish Things to Know About 1996 Olympic Legend Kerri Strug

Lisa Keys July 30, 2021

This article appeared first on Kveller. Reposted with Permission. Simone Biles’s decision to withdraw from competition during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, citing her mental health, has sent shockwaves around the world. Considered by many to be the greatest...

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