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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

Agudas Israel to celebrate double-chai anniversary at gala

May 18, 2016

Agudas Israel of St. Louis will celebrate its 36th year during a gala event Sunday, May 22 at  The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave. At the gala, the congregation will honor seven founding members of the original Agudah minyan 36 years...

Orthodox groups protest U.S. decision on health benefits

JTA January 26, 2012

WASHINGTON—Two Orthodox groups protested the Obama administration's decision to amend regulations that would require faith-based groups to cover "religiously objectionable medical services." Agudath Israel of America on Wednesday and the Union of Orthodox...

Letters to the editor: Week of Sept. 14, 2011

September 14, 2011

Fall arts guide cover With Carlos Santana, under pro-Palestinian pressure, cancelling his performance in Israel, why are you promoting his appearance in St. Louis on the front cover of the Fall Arts Guide (Aug. 31)? Sandy Salz Overland Park, Kan. Praise...

In N.Y., debate over religious exemptions at issue in gay marriage bill

By Alex Weisler, JTA, New York June 22, 2011

When it comes to passing a gay marriage bill in New York State, even many supporters acknowledge that wide-reaching religious exemptions are crucial. After all, this is the state with the nation's second-largest number of Catholics and largest number...

John Chasnoff of the American Civil Liberties Union and Gail Wechsler of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis join Muslims in Jefferson City, Mo. on April 12 to protest a proposed law banning sharia.  (Missouri News Horizon / Creative Commons)

Anti-sharia laws stir concerns that halachah could be next

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON May 4, 2011

With conservative lawmakers across the United States trying to outlaw sharia, or Islamic religious law, Jewish organizations are concerned that halachah could be next.If the state legislative initiatives targeting sharia are successful, they would gut...

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