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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

.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israel-Palestinian Affairs Hady Amr arriving in Israel on May 14, 2021. Source: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem/Twitter.

US State Department officials visit Middle East hoping to reduce tensions

April 21, 2022

(JNS) The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday that Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Yael Lempert has flown to the Middle East and is scheduled to stay there through April 26. According to a news release, Lempert plans to meet...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Education Minister Yifat Shasha Biton visit students at a school in Kfar Saba, Feb. 9, 2022.

Israel to lift indoor mask mandate

April 21, 2022

(JNS) Israel’s indoor mask mandate is to be lifted on April 23 at 8 p.m., pending approval by the Knesset Health Committee, Israel’s prime minister and health minister announced in a joint statement on Wednesday. The decision was made by Israeli...

Israeli police officers during clashes outside the Al Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalems Old City on April 17, 2022. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Right-wing politicians slam coalition over Jerusalem violence

April 18, 2022

(JNS) As violence continued in Jerusalem on Sunday, politicians expressed outrage and frustration at the Bennett-Lapid government. Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted: “We must not ignore that dozens of buses were targeted by rocks today...

Mint Chocolate matzo and other cool new ideas for Passover

Mint Chocolate matzo and other cool new ideas for Passover

April 11, 2022
Kayco Kosher debuts new lineup of products just in time for Passover 2022 from leading kosher brands like Manischewitz, Gefen, Heaven & Earth and Tuscanini.
Ben Ferencz, 103, prosecutor of Nuremberg trials with awarded with Medal of Freedom

Ben Ferencz, 103, prosecutor of Nuremberg trials with awarded with Medal of Freedom

April 9, 2022
Ben Ferencz, 103, said he has worked his whole life for “a more humane and peaceful world, where no one would be killed or persecuted because of his race or religion or his political beliefs.”
Teens face probation for vandalizing Florida rabbi’s home in hate crime

Teens face probation for vandalizing Florida rabbi’s home in hate crime

March 31, 2022
Rabbi Mendy Greenberg told Florida’s “Fox 4” that he hopes the teens will develop an appreciation for Judaism, and “hopefully, in the future, they’ll be advocates for the Jewish community.”
Still shots from video footage of the assailant in an anti-Semitic attack in New York City. Source: NYPDs Hate Crimes Task Force.

Attackers call Jewish men ‘dirty Jews,’ punch victim for wearing IDF sweatshirt in Brooklyn

December 29, 2021

(JNS) The Anti-Defamation League is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who the New York City Police Department says punched a Jewish man in the face multiple times on Sunday morning. Blake Zavadsky, 21, was wearing...

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

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.
Illinois prisoners face murder, hate-crime charges for killing Jewish inmate

Illinois prisoners face murder, hate-crime charges for killing Jewish inmate

December 9, 2021
Both men, who are incarcerated at Thompson Penitentiary in Illinois, were part of a white-supremacist group, the Valhalla Bound Skinheads.
Gil Ofarim, a German-Israeli singer, said in a video posted to social media that he had been denied a hotel room in Leipzig, Germany, after being told to hide his Jewish star necklace.

German Israeli singer at crux of anti-Semitic hotel incident accused of fabricating story

October 18, 2021

(October 18, 2021 / JNS) Gil Ofarim, the German Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a Star of David pendant is now being accused of fabricating the story. Hotel surveillance...

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