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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

What Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter could mean for Jewish users — and antisemitism — on the platform

What Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter could mean for Jewish users — and antisemitism — on the platform

Published April 26, 2022

(JTA) — The news Monday that Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter had gone from what seemed like a joke to a $44 billion purchase agreement sent shockwaves across the global media landscape. It is also raising the hopes and fears of users and critics...

Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

Published April 26, 2022

(JTA) – The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 reached an all-time high, according to a new report by the group. The 2,717 incidents identified in news articles by the ADL or reported...

American University Muslim student group withdraws from interfaith seder with Hillel over its Israel support

American University Muslim student group withdraws from interfaith seder with Hillel over its Israel support

Published April 21, 2022

(JTA) – A Muslim student group at American University was set to co-sponsor an interfaith seder and Iftar event this week with the campus Hillel chapter, to commemorate Passover and Ramadan. Then, in an Instagram post Saturday, the Muslim Student...

All clear! says police, after St. Louis, Philadelphia JCCs receive unfounded online threats

“All clear!” says police, after St. Louis, Philadelphia JCCs receive unfounded online threats

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished March 23, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has received the "all-clear" from local law enforcement after receiving an online threat Wednesday morning. The JCC in Philadelphia also received a threat, according to an ADL security alert email, and is "all clear"...

Police at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, during the taking of hostages, Jan. 15, 2022. Credit: News 360 TV via Wikimedia Commons.

January saw 90 percent increase in attacks against US Jews

Published February 16, 2022

(JNS) The Combat Antisemitism Movement revealed in its latest monthly report that it monitored 19 physical attacks targeting Jews in January, which represents a 90 percent increase from the same time period last year. In total, CAM tracked 158 anti-Semitic...

Professors sue, say their union is anti-Semitic and anti-Israel

Professors sue, say their union is ‘anti-Semitic and anti-Israel’

Published January 24, 2022

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Calling their faculty union “anti-Semitic, anti-Jewish, and anti-Israel,” six professors at the City University of New York have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging what they call the union’s “monopoly”...

That time ‘I Love Lucy’ confronted antisemitism in front of millions of Americans

That time ‘I Love Lucy’ confronted antisemitism in front of millions of Americans

Victoria Myers, The ForwardPublished December 19, 2021

This story was originally published on December 18 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. A nice thing about being alive in this current moment in history is that one can say things...

Will new Twitter rule curb harassment — or make it tougher to fight antisemites?

Will new Twitter rule curb harassment — or make it tougher to fight antisemites?

Arno Rosenfeld, The ForwardPublished December 12, 2021

This story was originally published on December 9th by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning.” A pair of grainy photos show a man delivering what appear to be a Nazi salute, decked...

Hate-Filled Rooms

Jewish Light EditorialPublished October 26, 2016

If you think more, better and educated dialogue is critical to young people’s understanding and concern about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, then you may be uneasy about a couple aspects of a recent Brandeis University study.The report on the study,...

Vatican official slams breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions

JTA REPORTPublished January 16, 2013

Ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Judaism,” a leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions and reaffirmed the Vatican’s commitment to fostering positive relations with the Jewish world....

A swastika spray-painted on a window of Temple Beth Israel in Hackensack, N.J., Dec. 10, 2011.

State Dept. report describes ‘rising tide’ of anti-Semitism

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. State Department’s report on religious freedom described a “global increase” in anti-Semitism and said the “rising tide of anti-Semitism” was among the key trends of last year. The executive summary of the report for...

On the Eve, The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War

Historian looks at Europe’s Jews ‘On the Eve’ of war

By Burton A. Boxerman, Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 25, 2012

Numerous books have been written about Europe in the 1930s prior to the holocaust.   In Bernard Wasserstein’s provoking book, “On the Eve, The Jews of Europe Before the Second World War” (Simon and Schuster, 552 pages; $32.50), the author, a Professor...

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