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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

Top Row: Maria Schrader, Herbert Knaup and Jerzy Walczak; Bottom Row: Milla Bańkowicz and Oliwier Stańczak in the film In Darkness. 

Film highlights true story of survival in wartime Poland

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light March 14, 2012

The best stories are often true ones, and such is the case with “In Darkness,” from Polish director Agnieszka Holland. The film tells the story of an unexpected partnership between Polish-Jewish families hiding in sewers under a Nazi-occupied town...

The Artist staring Jean Dujardin, left, as George Valentin and
Bérénice Bejo as Pepper Miller.

“The Artist” salvages Jewish pride at Oscars

JTA February 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Jewish pride had a place at the Academy Awards with the triumph of “The Artist,” a black-and-white homage to Hollywood’s silent film era. The film won five Oscars for best picture, director, actor, costume design and original musical...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

‘Footnote’ falls, continuing Israel’s Oscar drought

JTA February 26, 2012

"Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category. The film, directed and written by Joseph Cedar, was beaten out by the Iranian entry, "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, at the annual...

The Artist claimed 10 Oscar nominations, including ones for
Best Picture and Best Director Michel Hazanavicius, a French
Jew.

Oscar is a Jewish name

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 25, 2012

B'nai mitzvah mitzvah When Central Reform Congregation members Michael Getty and Brian Vetruba decided to become b'nai mitzvah together, the couple wanted a mitzvah project that was not only meaningful to them but also beneficial to the entire St. Louis...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

Jews at the Oscars, Shatner’s Priceline demise, Rogen and Miller’s tzedakah

By JTA Staff January 24, 2012

SIX DEGREES (NO BACON) | JEWISH CELEBRITY ROUNDUP NEW YORK (6nobacon.com)—The 2012 Academy Award nominations came out Tuesday and it seems like Billy Crystal will be hosting a big ol' Jewish party, providing traction to those who advance the canard...

Israeli Oscar entry ‘Footnote’ qualifies for shortlist

JTA January 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- “Footnote,” Israel’s Oscar entry for best foreign-language film, has qualified for the shortlist of nine semifinalists. The shortlist, which was culled from submissions by 63 countries, was revealed Wednesday by the Academy of Motion...

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