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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

Elizabeth Slonim Macanufo is a freelance writer. She and her husband live in St. Louis with their three children. 

When hate flies down the street

By Elizabeth Slonim Macanufo, Special to the Jewish Light January 26, 2017

Throughout the election cycle, coming across political signs from the opposing party rattled me, but seeing a Confederate flag within sight of my home truly shocked me. I noticed the Confederate flag while driving down our street in Richmond Heights....

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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