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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

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), right, greets Ilan Grapel, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen who had been a former Ackerman intern, on Oct. 27, 2011, following the latter’s release from imprisonment in Egypt.

Ackerman won’t run again

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again. Ackerman, who has served 29 years as a Democrat from Queens/Long Island, said he was stepping down at a time that his...

Roy Moore wins GOP nod for Ala. chief justice

JTA March 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A former Alabama chief justice whose removal for placing a monument to the Ten Commandments in his courthouse was celebrated by Jewish groups won the Republican primary in a bid to get his old job back.   Roy Moore's career as a judge...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Legislators express frustration, cautious hope

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 8, 2012

Three members of the Missouri House of Representatives, all Democrats and all members of the informal "Jewish caucus" in the General Assembly, expressed a combination of frustration at being repeatedly blocked as they seek their legislative goals, and...

Sen. Joe Lieberman, right, shown visiting special operations
forces in Afghanistan on July 4, says his strong Jewish faith leads
him to forge an independent path, striking alliances with both
parties. Photo: Sgt. Lizette Hart, U.S. Military Public Affairs

Lieberman scaled political heights, but wants his legacy to be the Sabbath

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON - Call Joe Lieberman the unlikely evangelical. The Independent senator from Connecticut - and the best-known Orthodox Jew in American politics - is probably more cognizant than most of his Jewish congressional colleagues about rabbinical interdictions...

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