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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

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...

Baseball star Ryan Braun wins appeal

JTA February 23, 2012

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal of his earlier positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun -- the reigning National League most valuable player and the first...

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...

Son of Shoah survivors to challenge Chavez

JTA February 13, 2012

Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, will challenge President Hugo Chavez in upcoming elections. Capriles, 39, governor of the Miranda state, won a primary Sunday with 61 percent of the vote to...

(Left to right) American Jewish Committees Nancy Lisker, Rabbi Howard Kaplansky of United Hebrew, Dr. Lawrence Welch, Archbishop Robert Carlson, Rabbi Brad Horwitz (head of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association), Karen Aroesty of the ADL, Batya Abramson-Goldstein of JCRC, Gerald Greiman (President of JCRC) and Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman, JCRC.

JCRC meets with Archbishop Carlson

August 18, 2010

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Dr. Lawrence J. Welch, the Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, met recently with Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Federation Building at a meeting facilitated...

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