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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

Saudi-Israel hacker war heats up

January 12, 2012

The hacker war between Israel and Saudi Arabia is continuing, with the release of the credit card details of more Israelis. A Saudi hacker, who has already released thousands of Israeli credit card numbers, along with the personal details of the cardholders,...

Tenor Domingo, U.S. and Israeli scientists awarded Wolf Prize

January 12, 2012

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has been named a recipient of Israel's 2012 Wolf Prize. The $100,000 prizes, which will be presented in May by Israeli President Shimon Peres during a special Knesset session, were announced Wednesday in Jerusalem by Israeli...

Israel demolishes third illegal outpost this week

January 12, 2012

Israeli security forces demolished an illegal West Bank outpost, the third this week. Israel Defense Forces troops and Civil Administration inspectors early Thursday morning evacuated and demolished the Mitzpe Avichai outpost near Kiryat Arba. The outpost...

Israel’s Supreme Court upholds limit on family reunifications

January 12, 2012

Israel's Supreme Court voted by a narrow margin to uphold a law that prevents Israelis who marry Palestinians from living in Israel. The panel of judges late Wednesday evening rejected a lawsuit against the Citizenship Law by a vote of 6 to 5. The majority...

State Department condemns vandalism of West Bank mosque

January 12, 2012

The United States condemned the vandalizing of a mosque in the northern West Bank. "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s most recent vandalizing of a mosque, as well as the burning of three cars, in the West Bank village...

Apple purchases first Israel-based company

January 11, 2012

Apple purchased its first Israel-based company, Anobit Ltd., a flash storage solutions provider, for about $390 million.  The acquisition, at a price lower than the $500 million originally reported, comes nearly three weeks after an Israeli financial...

Ethiopian Israelis demonstrate against discrimination

January 11, 2012

Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent and their supporters protested in the southern Israeli community of Kiryat Malachi against housing discrimination. Tuesday night's demonstration, with estimates of up to 2,500 participants, came after what the...

Record number of Birthright groups lands in Israel

January 10, 2012

A record number of participants in the Birthright Israel program arrived in Israel on one day. Some 1,200 participants from 24 Birthright groups in three countries -- the United States, Brazil and Argentina -- arrived Monday over a two-hour period. The...

More suspected pedophiles arrested in Haredi Orthodox neighborhood

January 10, 2012

Israeli police arrested three men in a suspected pedophile ring that is alleged to have abused at least 70 children in a Haredi Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood. With the three men this week, six men now have been arrested for the abuse in the Nachlaot...

Doctors ordered to pull out of gender-separated conference

January 10, 2012

The Israel Medical Association has barred its member physicians from participating in an infertility conference geared for haredi Orthodox men and women that did not invite female speakers. The annual Innovations in Gynecology and Halacha conference of...

Masorti Executive Director Yizhar Hess, right, welcoming Israeli
President Shimon Peres at the Masorti gala dinner, Jan. 5, 2012.
Courtesy of Masorti movement

Peres praises Masorti movement, condemns extremists

January 10, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised the Masorti movement's contributions to Israel and condemned extremists in Israel. “I came here this evening to hear women singing,” Peres said Jan. 5 after a performance of the Masorti youth movement's coed...

Shalit says Knesset run won’t involve Gilad

January 10, 2012

Noam Shalit said he would not involve his son, freed soldier Gilad Shalit, or the rest of his family in his run for the Knesset. Shalit held a news conference Tuesday, a day after announcing that he would run for a spot on the Labor Party's list for the...

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