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

An image from Jonathan Samuels of Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Visions of Judaism

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 25, 2012

The photos are both simple and stark.  There is a Klezmer duo in Buenos Aires, a circumcision in Uzbekistan, a musician at a New York soup kitchen. Set in crisp black-and-white, dozens of scenes captured by Israeli native Zion Ozeri reveal an evocative...

On 20th anniversary of Argentina bombing, ad campaign centering on survivors

JTA March 8, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The Israeli Embassy in Argentina is launching a public campaign about survivors of the 1992 attack there. “Today I turn 20” will feature advertisements starting next week in the media, as well as on subways and in the streets....

Argentina, Israel offering grants for joint business projects

JTA March 7, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The Argentinean and Israeli governments have issued a call for research and development projects. The deadline for proposals for the Argentina Israel Program for Industrial Research and Development, with grants totaling $160,000,...

Do more for peace, Mideast peace group urges Argentinian leaders

JTA February 12, 2012

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders of the Peace NGO Forum urged Argentina's president and foreign minister to take a larger role in the Middle East peace process. President Cristina Fernandez and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman...

Editorial: Sum of the Parts

December 28, 2011

The Jewish population of St. Louis, if assumed to be in the 50-60,000 range, falls well below that of Montreal, listed as having the 24th largest core Jewish population of world cities.  Yet if the Gateway City and environs were a freestanding country,...

Carolina Duer, known as The Turk, will defend her boxing title
tonight in Beunos Aires.

In Argentina, a Jewish boxer defends her title

By Diego Melamed, JTA, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina November 15, 2011

In many ways, Carolina Raquel Duer is a typical middle-class Jewish kid from Buenos Aires. She attended a Jewish day school, spent time working and traveling in Israel and celebrated her bat mitzvah at a Conservative synagogue. But when she stepped into...

Rabbi Sergio Bergman (with microphone) speaks as he stands alongside Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri (left) and two other politicians at a May 23 event introducing the PRO partys candidates for municipal elections.

In Buenos Aires, a mayor facing a Jewish challenger taps a rabbi to lead his party’s list

By Diego Melamed, JTA June 16, 2011

BUENOS AIRES — Rabbi Sergio Bergman, already one of Buenos Aires' most prominent spiritual leaders, has become one of the Argentine capital's most highly visible political candidates. Bergman was tapped by the city's incumbent mayor, Mauricio Macri,...

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