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A portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by St. Louis Jewish artist Sherry Salant. Her work, along with 10 other local artists, is now featured at West County Center. Each artist created a piece depicting their interpretation of the Center’s trademark Dove symbol and the public can vote for their favorite through Sept. 30. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pursuer of Justice

Published September 24, 2020
COVID’s Risks Remain

COVID’s Risks Remain

Published July 16, 2020
Defund, Defend, Define

Defund, Defend, Define

Published June 19, 2020
Shavuot and the Rule of Law

Shavuot and the Rule of Law

Published June 4, 2020
The Anti-Semitism Virus Expands

The Anti-Semitism Virus Expands

Published May 22, 2020
Solidarity in the Face of Hate

Solidarity in the Face of Hate

Published May 7, 2020
Gratitude Without Platitude

Gratitude Without Platitude

Published April 30, 2020
Holocaust survivor Larisa Graypel lights a candle of remembrance at the 2019 Yom HaShoah Community Commemoration organized by the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center of St. Louis and held at Congregation Shaare Emeth.  

Yom HaShoah: Remember to Remember

Published April 23, 2020
Aging Jewish Population at Risk

Aging Jewish Population at Risk

Published April 14, 2020
Passover’s 11th Plague

Passover’s 11th Plague

Published April 8, 2020
Friends of the People

Friends of the People

Published April 2, 2020
Israel’s Puff of White Smoke

Israel’s Puff of White Smoke

Published April 2, 2020
cartoon

Coming Together, Separately

Published March 26, 2020
Israel’s Endless Election Cycle

Israel’s Endless Election Cycle

Published March 12, 2020

Phony Peace Deal on Afghanistan

Published March 5, 2020
Gary Wayne Barker and Courtney Bailey Parker in the New Jewish Theatre production of ‘District Merchants.’   

A Standing O for NJT

Published February 27, 2020
A Pathway to Palestine?

A Pathway to Palestine?

Published February 20, 2020
Conduct Unbecoming

Conduct Unbecoming

Published February 13, 2020
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak during a joint statement at the White House on Jan. 28 announcing the Trump administration’s peace plan proposal.  

Can Mideast Plan Finally Bring Peace?

Published February 6, 2020
President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald Lauder addresses the offical ceremony at the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau during events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the camps liberation in Oswiecim, Poland, on January 27, 2020. - More than 200 survivors came from across the globe to the camp the Nazis built in Oswiecim in then-occupied Poland, to share their testimony as a stark warning amid a recent surge of anti-semitic attacks on both sides of the Atlantic. (Photo by Wojtek Radwanski / AFP) (Photo by WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

Now More Than Ever, ‘Never Again’

Published January 30, 2020

A Shanda That Must Be Corrected

Published January 22, 2020
From left to right, Rabbi Chaim Landa, St. Charles Mayor Dan Borgmeyer, Rabbi Yosef Landa and St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann take part in a menorah lighting ceremony in St. Charles on the first night of Hanukkah. At the event, Chabad announced it will start a new branch to serve Jews in St. Charles. Photo: Bill Motchan

Chabad’s Welcome Westward Expansion

Published January 2, 2020
Thankfully, U.K. Voters Repudiate Corbyn

Thankfully, U.K. Voters Repudiate Corbyn

Published December 19, 2019
Domestic Terror  in Jersey City

Domestic Terror in Jersey City

Published December 19, 2019
Navigating  the December Dilemma

Navigating the December Dilemma

Published December 12, 2019
Can we still talk civilly about Israel?

Can we still talk civilly about Israel?

Published November 21, 2019
A Good Choice for Jewish Federation

A Good Choice for Jewish Federation

Published November 14, 2019
Crises Roil ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Israel

Crises Roil ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Israel

Published November 7, 2019
Bob Cohn

What About Bob? Here’s What

Published October 31, 2019
A Time for Mourning and Action

A Time for Mourning and Action

Published October 24, 2019
A Constitution in Peril

A Constitution in Peril

Published October 10, 2019
High Holidays Offer Time for Reflection

High Holidays Offer Time for Reflection

Published September 26, 2019
Stop the Uncivil Wars

Stop the Uncivil Wars

Published August 29, 2019
Cartoon

Thoughts, Prayers and Action

Published August 15, 2019
Five Years After Ferguson

Five Years After Ferguson

Published August 8, 2019
Give Boris a Chance

Give Boris a Chance

Published August 1, 2019
Go Back To Decency

Go Back To Decency

Published July 25, 2019
Where are the Palestinians?

Where are the Palestinians?

Published July 11, 2019
Members of the Jewish community walk down Market Street downtown on Sunday as part of PrideFest and its Grand Pride Parade. Photo: Philip Deitch

Pride, Prejudice and Progress

Published July 5, 2019
Cartoon

Calculated Confusion Over Iran

Published June 27, 2019
Later this month, residents from Covenant Place’s  old Covenant II building will move into the new Cahn Family Building. Photo: Eric Berger

Fulfilling the Covenant

Published June 20, 2019
Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo parades the Stanley Cup down Market St. Photo by Kayla Steinberg.

Our Cup Runneth Over!

Published June 20, 2019
Stenger’s Sad Demise

Stenger’s Sad Demise

Published May 9, 2019
Violence in Sacred Spaces

Violence in Sacred Spaces

Published May 2, 2019
Mulling Over the Mueller Report

Mulling Over the Mueller Report

Published April 25, 2019
Resilience and Restoration in Paris

Resilience and Restoration in Paris

Published April 17, 2019
Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, and his wife, Sara, greet Likud party supporters in Tel Aviv, April 10, 2019. (Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Bibi’s Next Act

Published April 17, 2019
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Theresa May, Brexit and the Jews

Published April 11, 2019
A Bold Move on the Golan Heights

A Bold Move on the Golan Heights

Published March 28, 2019
Bruce Plante Cartoon: Horror in New Zealand

No Safe Haven

Published March 21, 2019
Editorial Cartoon

Trump’s Phony Emergency

Published February 21, 2019
Trump’s Muddled Mideast Policy

Trump’s Muddled Mideast Policy

Published February 14, 2019
Shutdowns Aren’t Policy

Shutdowns Aren’t Policy

Published February 1, 2019
 

Trump’s Syrian Blunder

Published December 27, 2018
The Remarkable Rehfeld Record

The Remarkable Rehfeld Record

Published December 27, 2018
Count the Votes, Then Let Votes Count

Count the Votes, Then Let Votes Count

Published December 21, 2018
CARTOON: RJ Matson, CQ Roll Call 

Fond Farewell To 41

Published December 6, 2018
Poor Judgment

Poor Judgment

Published November 29, 2018
War or Cease Fire: Israel-Hamas dilemma

War or Cease Fire: Israel-Hamas dilemma

Published November 23, 2018
Time to Give Thanks

Time to Give Thanks

Published November 21, 2018
Election Day: Show me two Missouris

Election Day: Show me two Missouris

Published November 16, 2018
Votes, Tweets and Tense Times

Votes, Tweets and Tense Times

Published November 16, 2018
Iran Sanctions: Prudent or Political?

Iran Sanctions: Prudent or Political?

Published November 8, 2018
Participants stand during a vigil Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center, held in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11.  

Standing Together Against Hate

Published November 1, 2018
Time to Vote

Time to Vote

Published November 1, 2018
Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the J sponsored the 2018 Sababa Jewish Arts and Culture Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Washington University. Photo: Zach Dalin Photography

Festival of Dreams

Published October 18, 2018
Jason Kander’s Profile in Courage

Jason Kander’s Profile in Courage

Published October 11, 2018
Editorial: High Court, High Drama

Editorial: High Court, High Drama

Published October 4, 2018
5779: A New Year of Challenge and Hope

5779: A New Year of Challenge and Hope

Published September 13, 2018
Jewish Light Editorial

Politics, Pulpits and Pandering

Published September 5, 2018
Don’t Unfriend  the Druze

Don’t Unfriend the Druze

Published August 9, 2018
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