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

A screen capture of Bob Simon’s report on ‘60 Minutes’

Sifting through the discussion after ‘60 Minutes’ report

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO April 25, 2012

There's no better time to get a feel for various media outlets' perspectives on Israel than just after a major broadcast piece has been aired.   The most recent notable example is Bob Simon's report on Sunday's “60 Minutes” installment on CBS. Simon...

Basketball-playing robots squared off on a custom-sized court at the recent FIRST competition in Tel Aviv.

Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition

By Ronen Shnidman, JointMedia News Service April 18, 2012

TEL AVIV—Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier this month, several thousand spectators watched student-built...

Study: Jews are world’s most migratory religious group

JTA March 9, 2012

NEW YORK -- A new study found that Jews are the most internationally migratory of all the world’s major religious groups. “Faith on the Move,” a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, found...

Editorial: Silence Isn’t Golden

February 22, 2012

Rarely is there agreement on major issues between Newsweek, run by the left-leaning Tina Brown, and the neo-conservative flagship Commentary, still the flagship of the neo-conservative movement. But both recently published major articles on the widespread...

Orthodox rabbi proclaims new Boteach book ‘forbidden’

JTA February 2, 2012

TORONTO -- A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is "forbidden" for anyone to buy or read it. In an open letter published on the Jewish news website The Algemeiner, Rabbi...

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