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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

Left to right, speaking at a news conference in Berlin are Shimon Cohen, spokesman for the Conference of European Rabbis; Rabbi Avichai Apel, a board member of the German Orthodox Rabbis Conference; and Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, July 12, 2012.

Circumcision ruling inspires defense, debate in Germany

By Toby Axelrod, JTA July 18, 2012

BERLIN -- Say yes to circumcision. That’s the message of a petition that three German students have created at change.org. Directed toward the German government, the petition comes in light of a recent Cologne District Court ruling that found that non-medical...

Laura K. Silver

Greek myth becomes reality for mom

By Laura K. Silver July 13, 2012

Growing up, I never really saw the applicability of the Greek Myths.Sure, I understood that it wasn’t good to be vain--look at the way Narcissus ended up -- but I didn’t understand what Sisyphus had to do with anything.Until I became him.You remember...

A scene from the documentary “Blut muss Fliessen” (Blood Must Flow), which features footage taken surreptitiously at neo-Nazi concerts.

Film offers an inside look at Germany’s neo-Nazi music scene

By Toby Axelrod, JTA March 2, 2012

BERLIN—A new documentary is shining light on Germany’s neo-Nazi music scene and the role it plays in cultivating a violent far-right subculture. The film “Blut muss Fliessen” (Blood Must Flow) looks at the neo-Nazi music scene in Germany, as well...

Jewish community regrets German president’s resignation

JTA February 19, 2012

BERLIN -- Germany's top Jewish leader met the resignation of German President Christian Wulff with "respect, appreciation and regret." Wulff, 52, who recently was awarded the Jewish community's top prize, announced his resignation Friday amid a growing...

B’nai B’rith decries German media prize to Palestinian pastor

JTA January 29, 2012

B'nai B'rith International called on organizers of a German media prize to reconsider its awarding to a Palestinian pastor. The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, has a longstanding reputation for promoting...

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