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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

Jews United for Justice event targets Missouri Voter ID Requirement Amendment

September 15, 2016

Jews United for Justice (JUJ) plans to hold an advocacy and educational program for the Jewish community, in hopes of defeating the Missouri Voter ID Requirement Amendment, or Constitutional Amendment 6, which will be on the Nov. 8 in Missouri.The JUJ...

Missouri black church coalition rejects Black Lives Matter Israel statement

JTA REPORT August 17, 2016

An association of hundreds of predominantly African-American churches in Missouri condemned the recent platform of the Black Lives Matter movement labeling Israel an “apartheid state” and accusing it of genocide.In a statement published Sunday in...

Diverse perspectives mark gun violence panel at Central Reform Congregation

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light July 27, 2016

A community-wide panel discussion on gun violence at Central Reform Congregation last week examined the complexities of crime, firearms and relations between police and citizenry in African-American communities.“I thought it was a beginning, a segue...

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is author of 10 books on international and American politics, including the recently published  “New Warfare:  Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World.”  In addition to teaching courses in international politics, international organization and law, and U.S. foreign policy, he has served as chair of the Political Science Dept. at UM-St. Louis.

Strengthening the dollar

By Marty Rochester May 11, 2016

The U.S. Treasury recently announced a major makeover of our paper currency. Gone from the $20 bill is the visage of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, to be replaced by Harriet Tubman, the noted African-American “conductor”...

Image courtesy Diane Everman, Jewish Community Archives

Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 12, 2012

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

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