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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

Shoah Shanda

Jewish Light Editorial February 1, 2017

In the wake of last Friday’s observance of Holocaust Memorial Day, coinciding with the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi death camp of Auschwitz, a disturbing report demonstrated that many of the the survivors of that dark time...

Laura K. Silver is a trustee of the Jewish Light who writes a blog for the paper’s website (stljewishlight.com/laura).  She owns The Paper Trail of St. Louis, a financial and legal concierge service. She is the mother of two elementary school-age children.

The News

By Laura K. Silver July 27, 2012

I have a problem with the way that our country covers “The News.”Ever since CNN turned the news into a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week program, things have gotten out of hand.Media coverage sensationalizes individual people — from Casey Anthony to George...

Atheists placing Hebrew billboard near hasidic enclave

JTA March 4, 2012

NEW YORK -- An atheist organization says it will unveil a Hebrew-language billboard calling God a “myth” near a Brooklyn hasidic enclave. The group American Atheists says it will unveil a billboard Monday in hasidic-dominated South Williamsburg. The...

Adelson reportedly gives ‘substantial’ new donation to Gingrich PAC

JTA February 28, 2012

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson reportedly has given a “substantial” new donation to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. Adelson gave the donation to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or...

Israeli strike on Iran would be “destabilizing,” Joint Chiefs head says

JTA February 19, 2012

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview that an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "destabilizing." “It’s not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran,” Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview...

Israeli missile defense test a ‘milestone’

JTA February 10, 2012

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Israel's test of a missile defense system was declared a "major milestone" in its efforts to establish viable barriers to a missile strike. The test of a joint Israeli-American system was conducted Friday morning over the Mediterranean...

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes for Torah scroll ceremony

JTA February 6, 2012

Baptist Bishop Eddie Long has apologized for a church service in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and called a king. Last week during a service at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., Ralph Messer, a Messianic Jew and self-described...

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi to step down as Israel Project head

JTA February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israel Project founder and president Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi said she will leave the group by July 1. Mizrahi, who founded the group ten years ago, first announced she would step down in 2007 for family reasons, but rescinded that decision...

Adelson denies involvement in special caucus

JTA January 31, 2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has denied involvement in the decision to hold a special Republican caucus in a Nevada county to accommodate Sabbath-observant Jewish voters. Clark County last week moved its Feb. 4 caucus to 7 p.m., six hours after the state's...

Ron Paul

Paul reportedly was involved in racist, anti-Semitic newsletters

JTA January 29, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul reportedly signed off on racially charged newsletters in the 1990s, despite denying his involvement. Paul said recently that he was not involved in the writing of and did not read the "Ron Paul Survival Report"...

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