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

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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

‘Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures’ by Adina Hoffman, 264 pages, $26, Yale University Press

Ben Hecht, political activist, revealed in new biography

By Burton Boxerman, Special to the Jewish Light June 14, 2019

The most recent biography in Yale University’s Jewish Lives series is “Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures,”written by Adina Hoffman, an award-winning essayist and biographer and former film critic for the American Prospect and the Jerusalem...

“Disraeli: The Novel Politician” by David Cesarani; Yale University Press, 304 pages, $25

Benjamin Disraeli’s Jewishness explored through his writings

By Burton Boxerman, Special to the Jewish Light July 20, 2016

Jewish Lives is a major series of interpretative biographies that explores the range and depth of Jewish experience, from antiquity through the present.The books in this series, in partnership with Yale University Press, include Jews in every field of...

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