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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

Steven Puro is president of Midwest Jewish Congress and a professor emeritus of political science at St. Louis University.

Police-community dialogue a crucial starting point for change

BY STEVEN PURO October 11, 2017

Can we grow as a St. Louis area community? What new elements can be introduced to allow people of different views to listen to outcry on both sides?The acquittal of former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with first-degree...

J. Martin Rochester, Curators’ Teaching Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, is author of 10 books on international and American politics, including the recently published “New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World.” In addition to teaching courses in international politics, international organization and law, and U.S. foreign policy, he has served as chair of the Political Science Dept. at UM-St. Louis.

Patriotism and protests

By Marty Rochester December 8, 2016

By now, you probably have heard of  Hampshire College in Massachusetts lowering the American flag to half-mast after Donald Trump’s election. In the same spirit, other colleges offered expanded grief counseling services, anticipating an unusually heavy...

Missouri black church coalition rejects Black Lives Matter Israel statement

JTA REPORT August 17, 2016

An association of hundreds of predominantly African-American churches in Missouri condemned the recent platform of the Black Lives Matter movement labeling Israel an “apartheid state” and accusing it of genocide.In a statement published Sunday in...

Anti-Israel platform tests alliances of social justice advocates

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer August 11, 2016

Tasha Kaminsky has donated to both Jewish Federation of St. Louis and to Millennial Activists United, an organization that, among other things, provides legal assistance to people who were arrested during protests in response to the Ferguson police shooting...

Words Count

Jewish Light Editorial August 10, 2016

Fifty Black Lives Matter movement groups have just committed a genocide on the English language.See what we did there? We casually used a highly charged and extremely serious word — “genocide” — to describe a gross rhetorical inaccuracy.Yet that...

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