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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

When General Grant Expelled the Jews, (Schocken, $27.95) by historian Jonathan D. Sarna 

Scholar Sarna says Grant ‘redeemed’ himself after anti-Jewish edict

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 13, 2012

In his latest book, “When General Grant Expelled the Jews,” (Schocken, $27.95) historian Jonathan D. Sarna details the notoriously anti-Jewish “General Orders No. 11,” in which General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 ordered the expulsion of all Jewish...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Jewish American Heritage Month reception

BY REP. STACEY NEWMAN June 13, 2012

Last month I received an invitation via email through my legislative office that I wasn’t sure at first was real. However, after calling the number listed, I was assured it was legitimate. I was overjoyed. I was invited to the White House for the annual...

‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews,’ 224 pages, $24.95

Book examines role of Grant and the telegraph in shaping fate of American Jews

By Matt Robinson, JointMedia News Service March 14, 2012

Appointed Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community, Jonathan D. Sarna is recognized as one of the leading commentators on the history of his people in the U.S.  That history, however, includes episodes when those people...

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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