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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

Israelis Ido (left) and Eden shared stories about their army service and life afterwards with a largely Christian audience in Ellisville. Photo: Eric Berger

St. Louis evangelical Christians stand with Israel, too

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 15, 2017

It wasn’t the sort of question you typically hear at an Israel advocacy event in the United States. But many of the more than 130 Christians gathered Sunday in Ellisville applauded when an audience member asked two Israeli speakers: Do the “Jewish...

Sid Roth

Messianic book targets local Jewish homes

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light July 4, 2012

A few weeks ago, an unsolicited book, “They Thought for Themselves: Ten Amazing Jews,” by Sid Roth, arrived at the homes of an unknown number of St. Louis area Jewish residents. No one seems to know how many copies of the 237-page paperback were...

Israel to increase number of Ethiopian immigrants

JTA February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel will increase the number of immigrants from Ethiopia for the next several months after bringing in many fewer than it had promised. Some 1,000 Falash Mura, Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity, will be...

A proud Jew

By Sean Frazier February 17, 2012

Michael Frazier is the winner of BBYO’s AZA Oratory contest, the results of which were announced at BBYO’s International Convention 2012 taking place this week in Atlanta, Ga. He addressed the prompt: “Am I a Jewish American or American Jew? Jewish...

From left, Clayton Fox, Nancy Bell and Chelsea Serocke perform
in NJTs production of ‘End Days.Photo: Dan Donovan.

NJT’s ‘End Days’ works as dark humor

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 14, 2011

Tolstoy's famous quote from "Anna Karenina" that, "All happy families are alike" but "each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" is an apt observation for the thermo-nuclear family depicted in "End Days." Deborah Zoe Laufer's play opens the 15th season...

Editorial: Scienticide

August 17, 2011

There are millions of Americans who want to kill science, including some who have announced they are running for President of our dear nation.  And this is not in any way a good thing.These Americans of course don't see it that way.  They'll gladly...

Rev. Michael Witt shakes hands with JCRC President Gerry Greiman at a council meeting at Shaare Zedek. Photo: Andrew Kerman

JCRC focuses on Catholic-Jewish relations since Nostra Aetate

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light October 20, 2010

As Reverend Michael Witt first began to study the details of Nostra Aetate, the watershed 1965 Papal declaration that clarified the Catholic Church's relationship with other faiths, particularly the Jews, it had a familiar ring to it. In a sense, he'd...

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