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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

Editorial: Two minus one equals zero

Published July 25, 2012

It’s been a terrible week for civilized society. The heinous bombing of Israeli citizens traveling in Bulgaria, coupled with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., demonstrate how low human beings can stoop, when acting out of hate, fear, despair and psychosis.The...

Young israelis carrying M-16 and Tavor assault rifles on Jaffa Street in the center of the city of Jerusalem.

Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished July 24, 2012

TEL AVIV -- First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face....

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