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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

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Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 12, 2012

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

Blake Berry Davy as Richard Loeb and James Bleecker as Nathan
Leopold in ‘Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.

Musical based on Leopold & Loeb case opens here

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 3, 2011

In 1924, in the tony Hyde Park section of Chicago, two wealthy Jewish college students, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, said to have IQ scores in excess of 200, were infatuated with Nietzche's concept of the "Supermen," the idea that highly gifted people...

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