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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

Letters To Editor

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Feb. 7 issue)

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Feb. 7 issue)

Published February 8, 2024

Help the farmers of Israel I came home to Israel from University City over 41 years ago. As a child I remember in 1967 and 1973 U.S. Jews getting on planes to help Israel when there was a manpower shortage due to the war all the people called up to defend...

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Jan. 24 issue)

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Jan. 24 issue)

Published January 25, 2024

You cannot make peace with people who do not want peace’ No doubt, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen believed sincerely in their own good intentions when they passed their resolution last week calling on President Joe Biden to work toward a cease-fire...

Letter to the Editor: JCRC condemns attacks on Jewish candidates in Missouri race for AG

Letter to the Editor: JCRC condemns attacks on Jewish candidates in Missouri race for AG

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, JCRC, Joel Iskiwitch, JCRCPublished December 21, 2023

We have been horrified over the past weeks to bear witness to antisemitic tropes used to cast aspersions on Jewish political candidates in Missouri. This month, State Representative Sarah Unsicker attacked her erstwhile opponents in the Missouri Attorney...

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Dec. 19 issue)

Your letters to the editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light (Dec. 19 issue)

Published December 20, 2023

To the signatories of the open letter to Jewish organizations: you address your concerns to the wrong party. The war in Gaza could end today if Hamas released the hostages and surrendered.  You present a one-sided history of the Arab-Israeli conflict,...

‘Let’s take a close look at the open letter’s assertions’

By Galit Lev-HarirPublished December 20, 2023

On Dec. 6, the Jewish Light published a letter signed by 75+ Jews who expressed concern with the organizations that raised them and quoted “facts” regarding the war between Israel and Hamas. Below is a response to some of the points in the letter. Claim:...

To the 75-plus signatories of the open letter to Jewish organizations

Published December 17, 2023

To the 75-plus signatories of the open letter to Jewish organizations in St. Louis and the surrounding area: After reading your letter a few times to better understand where you are coming from, I would like to respond.  I was not the rabbi who raised...

Open letter to Jewish organizations in St. Louis and the surrounding area

Published December 7, 2023

To the Jewish organizations that raised us: We walked your halls in preschool, learned Hebrew in your classrooms, became b’nai mitzvah in your sanctuaries, and led your youth group boards. We were your campers and later, your counselors. We prayed...

Unsung Heros can restore your faith in human goodness

‘Unsung Heros’ can restore your faith in human goodness

Ann MandelstammPublished November 29, 2023

I want to thank all of the members of your staff who made last night's Unsung Heroes presentation so memorable. I went to honor my friend Cathy Lander-Goldberg, but I also was inspired by the great community service of every Unsung Hero. Anyone who...

Your letters to the St. Louis Jewish Light

Your letters to the St. Louis Jewish Light

Published October 18, 2023

Representative should condemn terrorism In our efforts to improve the wellbeing of the women, children and families in our region, National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis works productively with many elected officials. But Congresswoman Cori Bush’s...

Letters To The Editor

Letters To The Editor

Published September 20, 2023

In defense of recent letter to editor In the Sept. 6 edition, several writers objected to Galit Lev-Harir’s Aug. 23 letter to the editor, “No historical equivalent” regarding the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum co-sponsoring (with the...

This week’s letter to the editor

This week’s letter to the editor

Published August 23, 2023

No historical equivalent I was surprised to see that the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum is hosting a program called “The American Dream Deferred: One Family’s Incarceration During WWII + Holocaust Museum Tour,” which is sponsored by...

This weeks letters to the editor

This week’s letters to the editor

Published July 26, 2023

JCRC responds to Senator’s tweet On July 4th, Sen. Josh Hawley tweeted the following quote, which he attributed to founding father Patrick Henry, “This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the...

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