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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

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Theresa May, Brexit and the Jews

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL April 11, 2019

Jewish scholars love to write learned articles on what has been referred to as “The Jewish Problem.”  Scholars in Great Britain were once encouraged to write articles about the elephant, which was a favorite feature topic in the media there. One...

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  his latest book, “New Warfare: Rethinking Rules for An Unruly World.”

Brexit has lessons for Europe and the U.S.

By Marty Rochester May 18, 2017

When the British people voted last June to leave the European Union, it was as shocking an outcome as the U.S. presidential election in November. On March 29, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally began the difficult process of negotiating Britain’s...

Brexit Wounds

Jewish Light Editorial June 29, 2016

There are seemingly as many takes on the implications of Great Britain’s departure from the European Union as there are stars in the sky.From our corner of the universe, though, we consider a couple different questions than those being asked by most:...

UK agency fears for future of kosher slaughter following Brexit vote

Cnaan Liphshiz June 28, 2016

(JTA) — A group working to safeguard kosher slaughter in Britain warned of uncertainty surrounding its mission following the British vote to exit the European Union.A spokesman for Shechitah UK said Tuesday that he fears losing the European Union’s...

Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

Cnaan Liphshiz June 28, 2016

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in London after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, June 24, 2016. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)(JTA) —  Only a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as...

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