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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

Mitt Romney speaking to supporters at a rally in Tempe, Ariz., April 20, 2012.

Romney, guarded about his Mormonism, faces the Lieberman challenge

By Ron Kampeas, JTA June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse,...

Murray Koppelman in his Manhattan office next to a work by the Israeli artist Yaacov Agam.

For Murray Koppelman, a distasteful Tehran scene inspires a gift to New Israel Fund

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 23, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Murray Koppelman saw women pushed onto the back of a bus in Tehran and had a nightmare about Israel’s future.Koppelman, a well-known philanthropist in New York, is behind a New Israel Fund pledge drive to combat discrimination against...

ADL poll: Anti-Semitic attitudes up slightly in Europe

JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- A new Anti-Defamation League poll found that anti-Semitic attitudes in several European countries have increased marginally since 2009. The poll, which was released Tuesday, reported slight increases in overall anti-Semitic attitudes in a...

Jewish groups respond to ad in New York Times

JTA March 4, 2012

Several Jewish federations and groups cited in an ad in the News York Times have responded to the harsh criticism of the Emergency Committee for Israel. The right-wing pro-Israel group called on Jewish charitable foundations to stop funneling money to...

Mormon letter warns members to stop proxy baptisms

JTA March 4, 2012

A letter to be read in all Mormon churches warns members to stop all unauthorized posthumous baptisms, including those of Holocaust survivors. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the highest governing body of the Mormon...

Jewish backers of Rick Santorum, shown speaking at an Arizona
Republican Party fundraiser in Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2012, say Jewish
voters should look past his hard-line social conservatism and
consider his message on the economy and on Israel.

ADL again slams Santorum on church-state

JTA February 27, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Anti-Defamation League once again reprimanded Rick Santorum for his advocacy of a church role in governing. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator vying for the GOP presidential nod, told ABC over the weekend that a landmark 1960...

Opening panel of the one-state conference at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, March 3, 2012.

Harvard hosting confab on one-state solution

JTA February 26, 2012

Harvard University is hosting a two-day conference on the one-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The conference at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, scheduled for March 3-4, is organized by students at the school. In a letter...

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi presents Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu with a plaque, August 2011.

Good cop advocacy marked Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s The Israel Project

By Uriel Heilman, JTA February 14, 2012

NEW YORK -- Here's what the international Jewish media conspiracy looks like: Two men and four women, all clad in dark suits, sitting around a table in a windowless conference room in a nondescript office in midtown Manhattan. Together they run a global...

Marines’ SS photo condemned by Jewish groups

JTA February 10, 2012

NEW YORK -- The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups. In the picture, taken in Afghanistan, American Marines are shown with a flag that reads "SS"...

President Obama receives the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit from
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3,
2009.

Atlanta Jewish paper’s column on assassinating Obama sparks national uproar

By Uriel Heilman, JTA January 25, 2012

NEW YORK—When news outlets began reporting last Friday that the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times had published an opinion column seemingly suggesting that Israel might be wise to assassinate President Barack Obama, the response from prominent American...

President Obama receives the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit from
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3,
2009.

Obama assassination column raises question: Why do some Jews see Obama as so sinister?

By Uriel Heilman January 24, 2012

NEW YORK (JTA)—When news outlets began reporting last Friday that the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times had published an opinion column seemingly suggesting that Israel might be wise to assassinate President Obama, the response from prominent American...

Jack Lew, center, helps light the national menorah organized
by American Friends of Lubavitch, with the groups director, Rabbi
Levi Shemtov, left, and his father, Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, the
director of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, Dec. 20, 2011. Baruch Ezagui,
courtesy of American Friends of Lubavitch.

With chief of staff appointment, Jewish community regains White House address

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON January 11, 2012

President Barack Obama on Monday announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management-a Cabinet-level position-would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff. Lew, 56, was chosen for his long years in government and...

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