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

New Assaults on the Church-State Wall

New Assaults on the Church-State Wall

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS April 4, 2019

One of the most fundamental tenets of American democracy, the separation of church and state, is facing new assaults on the public-school front.The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2017 in the case out of Columbia, Mo., known as Trinity Lutheran that tax money...

Letters to the Editor: July 19, 2017

July 20, 2017

Editorial off-base I am appalled at your June 28 editorial headline, “Bibi’s Biggest Blunder,” about the Israeli prime minister’s cancellation of plans for a pluralistic prayer site at the Western Wall. Women in Judaism are far from being considered...

Keep Church-State Barrier Strong

Jewish Light Editorial April 26, 2017

A dispute involving public money going to religious institutions has ridden on shredded tires from mid-Missouri all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – with a slight detour courtesy of the state’s new governor.Now that the justices have heard arguments...

Missouri Capitol Building

With legislative session underway, Jewish groups weigh in on issues

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

From kosher food certification to separation of church and state to a ballot initiative on photo identification for voting, the local Jewish community looks forward to a diverse agenda as the Missouri General Assembly resumes work in Jefferson City this...

Meacham keynotes debut of Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

by Robert A. Cohn Editor-in-Chief Emeritus November 3, 2010

While the principle of the separation of church and state and the constitutional ban on an established religion must be respected, religion and politics have been- and will continue to be - intertwined in the United States, according to Jon Meacham, former...

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