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

Friday Five: Eliezer Shkedy, Jo Aleh, Dr. Donald Liu, Robert Magid, Perry Farrell

By Adam Soclof, JTA August 10, 2012

Former Israel Air Force commander Eliezer Shkedy has confronted a lot of aviation decisions in his life, but none were quite like this. This week, the El Al Airlines CEO faced a fluke airfare that appeared online for three hours on Monday and set off...

Australian Jewish News publisher Robert Magid stirred controversy with his article arguing that Muslim boat people deprive sanctuary to legitimate refugees.

Down under, a furor over a Jewish publisher’s attack on boat people, Muslims

By Dan Goldberg, JTA August 7, 2012

SYDNEY – An article on illegal boat people by the publisher of Australia’s main Jewish newspaper has ignited a storm of protest, with some critics savaging it for “vilifying Muslims” and promoting “xenophobic, Islamophobic and heartless sentiments.”...

Sacks makes last official visit to Australia

JTA January 23, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia - The Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth arrived in Australia on his last official visit before stepping down after two decades in his post. Lord Jonathan Sacks, who travelled with his wife, Lady Elaine, was the guest of honor at a gala...

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