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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Members of lost tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrate Sukkot in northeastern India

Members of lost tribe of Bnei Menashe celebrate Sukkot in northeastern India

September 21, 2021
Their ancestors wandered Central Asia and the Far East for centuries before settling along the borders of Burma and Bangladesh.
German Jewish art dealer Max Stern as a young man. Credit: Max Stern Art Restitution Project

Controversial exhibit on Jewish Nazi-persecuted art dealer to open in Germany

August 25, 2021
Titled the “Deprived of Rights and Property: The Art Dealer Max Stern,” it is due to open on Sept. 2 at the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf.
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City, on Aug. 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

IDF soldier critically wounded in Gaza border riot; Israel hits Hamas terror targets

August 23, 2021

(JNS) Israeli Border Police officer Sgt. Bar-El Hadaria Shmueli remained in critical condition on Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound to the head during Palestinian rioting in the northern Gaza Strip a day earlier, according to Israeli media reports. Shmueli,...

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

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...

Israeli Little Leaguers taking part in drills with Israels Olympic Baseball team in 2019. Credit: Israel Baseball. 

Israeli Little Leaguers warm up for ‘Field of Peace’ tournament in Dubai

February 15, 2021

(JNS) In America’s Northeast, where the snow continues to fall, spring and baseball seem like distant dreams. But in Israel, spring is in full bloom, and baseball season is already underway. The dedicated members of the 12-and-under National Team of...

Tel Aviv night skyline. Credit: Pixabay. 

Israel makes top 10 (again) in ranking of world’s most innovative countries

February 15, 2021

(JNS) Israel was ranked seventh among the world’s 60 most innovative economies, according to the Bloomberg Innovation Index published last week.The Jewish state went down one spot from its standing in 2020 and two places from 2019, where it came...

The ancient stone found in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev in Jan. 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority. 

Ancient burial stone bearing Greek inscription found in Negev national park

January 11, 2021

(JNS) — A stone bearing a Greek inscription from the end of the Byzantine period was discovered last weekend in the Nitzana National Park in the Negev, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday.The flat, round stone was used as a tombstone...

A strategic partnership agreement between the Israeli Watergen company and Emirati Al-Dahra was signed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 25, 2020. Credit: Courtesy. 

Abu Dhabi company to bring Israeli drinking-water technologies to Gulf

November 30, 2020

(JNS) A strategic partnership agreement between the Israeli Watergen company and Emirati Al-Dahra was signed on Nov. 25 in Abu Dhabi.The agreement establishes a partnership between the companies to bring Watergen’s revolutionary water solutions to the...

A flydubai A6-FDC shortly after taking off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Bangladesh, Aug. 3, 2012. Photo: Faisal Akram via Wikimedia Commons.

First direct tourist flight from Israel to UAE touches down in Dubai

November 9, 2020

(JNS) A flydubai flight carrying Israeli tourists landed in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday at the Dubai International Airport. Hussein Suleiman, the head of a delegation of Arab businessmen on the flight, said, “There is no doubt that the normalization...

Hotels on Tel Avivs coastline are seen from Jaffa on March 26, 2020. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90. 

Israeli Tourism Ministry to grant hotels up to $89 million to cover COVID-19 losses

November 9, 2020

(JNS) The Israeli Tourism Ministry announced on Sunday that it is granting hotels up to NIS 300 million ($89 million) for losses sustained as a result of coronavirus-spurred lockdowns.Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen said, “I invite hoteliers,...

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