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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

Vatican official slams breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

Ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Judaism,” a leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions and reaffirmed the Vatican’s commitment to fostering positive relations with the Jewish world....

Phyllis Markus

Community Against Poverty program breaks ground on north St. Louis playground

August 8, 2012

Pre-school age children at an early childhood center in north St. Louis will soon have a new outdoor play space thanks to an interfaith early childhood pilot program coordinated by the Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition.  The new playground will...

Obama’s same-sex marriage nod echoes historic Catholic-Jewish debate

By Ben Sales, JTA May 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- When President Obama publicly endorsed same-sex marriage two weeks ago, most secular Jewish leaders applauded while some religious ones disagreed -- the latter group joining their Catholic counterparts. In doing so, these representatives...

 

Contraception debate a particularly bitter pill amid election-year politics

By Eric Mink March 7, 2012

I confess to a certain comic fascination with the clown-car, train-wreck, seltzer-in-the-pants-on-fire Republican presidential nominating process. After the election, I suspect Ron Suskind, Jon Alter or Bob Woodward will write a book revealing that people...

Editorial: Single Prayer System?

February 15, 2012

In this contentious election season, some loud voices are trying to take us back 50 years to the days when legislatures routinely told Americans how they could behave in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Moreover, they're doing it in the guise of First...

How Jewish groups became involved in the contraception coverage debate

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 14, 2012

WASHINGTON -- What were the Jews doing becoming so involved in a debate over contraception? It was a question that more than Jewish official asked themselves over recent months as tensions between the Obama administration and leaders of the Catholic Church...

Birth control, illustrated by the Zovia brand pills shown here,
has become a hot topic in the presidential election campaign.

Birth control fights return to campaigns, with Jews in key posts

February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON—Birth control is rapidly gaining steam as an election-year wedge issue, with Jewish advocates lobbying out front and behind the scenes in what is shaping up as a clash between calls for individual freedom and religious liberty. Several Jewish...

Congregation Temple Israel

Temple Israel to mark 125th anniversary

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

Rabbi Amy Feder likes to laud Temple Israel's ability to retain members - often over generations. "Even though we are a congregation growing in terms of young families, which is very exciting, it's pretty incredible that even those young families often...

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