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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

Jared Kushner, left, and Avi Berkowitz at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, April 23, 2019. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images for TIME)

Alan Dershowitz nominates Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz for Nobel Peace Prize

Ron KampeasPublished February 1, 2021

(JTA) — Alan Dershowitz has nominated Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz, the Trump administration officials who shaped the Abraham Accords, for the Nobel Peace Prize.Dershowitz, the famed lawyer and pro-Israel activist, is an eligible nominator in his...

Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for $60 million for intimating in an online petition that he approved of prostitution at his Macau casino, shown here.

Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished August 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Sheldon Adelson's $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino...

Larry Levin

Alice in Wordlessland

BY LARRY LEVINPublished June 27, 2012

Last week, the world learned that the author Alice Walker refused to allow a new Hebrew edition of her award-winning novel, “The Color Purple,” to be published in Israel. The decision was based on her observation of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian...

Friday Five: Edan Pinchot, Max Fried, Ashley Biden, Alan Dershowitz, Bil Pascrell

By JTA StaffPublished June 8, 2012

At the "America's Got Talent" auditions that aired this week, 13-year-old Edan Pinchot made judges swoon with his heartfelt cover of OneRepublic's "Good Life." For many Jewish viewers, though, it was undoubtedly his yarmulke that stood out. Last year,...

U.S. Treasury looking into Rendel fees from terror group

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.  The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records...

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has joined the effort to get an Iranian exile group removed from the U.S. list of terrorist groups.

Pro-Israel voices joining bid to get Iranian dissident group off U.S. terror list

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished February 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz, former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel -- three prominent Jewish activists who have joined with other prominent people in a bid to remove a group with a blood-soaked history...

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