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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

Laurie Goldberg

Top 10 single cities in the U.S.

By Laurie GoldbergPublished August 2, 2012

I'm sure you won't be surprised that St. Louis did not make the top 10 list for the best cities to be single in, in a recent survey by Kiplingers.com. I bet you will be surprised by some of the cities that did make the list.In my situation, it doesn't...

Letters to the Editor, week of June 6, 2012

Published June 6, 2012

Make St. Louis a leader in financing Jewish day school education Aryeh Klapper (May 23 commentary, “Sustaining day school education, financially and morally”) is correct in criticizing the current financing mechanism for Jewish day schools. However,...

Pam Droog Jones


By Pam Droog JonesPublished June 6, 2012

Clicking over to huffingtonpost.com to zone out on some celebrity news, I was stopped by the headline “Photos Reveal Startling Transformation.” Did someone’s innocent pictures show a scary monster? UFOs? The wrong face? Actually, yes. The writer’s...

Berman, Ros-Lehtinen seek loan guarantees extension for Israel

JTAPublished March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation that would extend a program providing loan guarantees to the State of Israel.  Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ranking Member Howard...

Peres ends California tour with meeting with Hispanic leaders

JTAPublished March 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- Shimon Peres ended a week-long visit to California with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino leaders on American exceptionalism, global generation gaps, and the correct spelling of his last name. Sunday morning's event with the Israeli...

Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

JTAPublished March 11, 2012

University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's right to speak at the university's Berkeley campus. Farrakhan's speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic...

Israeli flag vandalized at California university

By Daniel Treiman, JTAPublished March 8, 2012

An Israeli flag belonging to a Jewish student group was defaced with the word “terrorists” at the University of California, Riverside. The word was scrawled in pencil near the center of the flag, which was displayed on a hallway bulletin board outside...

Joan Lipkin

LGBT themes are focus of short play festival


What Joan Lipkin has in mind for playgoers is a theatrical buffet, an opportunity to sample seven short plays, rather than settle in for a full-length entrée. Plus, "Briefs: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays" is the first theater festival in...

Jewish groups split on gay marriage ruling

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups split on a federal appeals court ruling that allows same-sex couples to marry in California. The 2-1 decision Tuesday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that said same-sex...

Calif. inmate should get kosher meals, appeals court rules

JTAPublished January 16, 2012

The California prison system is violating a Messianic Jewish prisoner's constitutional rights by denying him kosher food, a state appeals court ruled. A three-justice panel of the California 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 11 that Margarito...

Rep, Brad Sherman condemns honor for Robinson

JTA, NEW YORKPublished January 12, 2012

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) urged the University of California Berkeley to rescind the “2012 Public Health Hero” award bestowed on Mary Robinson, citing her virulent anti-Israel bias. Robinson, the former president of Ireland and the United Nations...

Apple purchases first Israel-based company

JTA, JERUSALEMPublished January 11, 2012

Apple purchased its first Israel-based company, Anobit Ltd., a flash storage solutions provider, for about $390 million.  The acquisition, at a price lower than the $500 million originally reported, comes nearly three weeks after an Israeli financial...

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