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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

Attendees at the Republican Jewish Coalitions annual leadership meeting hold up signs while waiting to see President Donald Trump speak at The Venetian Las Vegas, April 6, 2019. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Do Jewish conservatives still have a home in the post-Trump Republican Party?

Ron Kampeas February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Five months ago Rabbi Alan Sherman appeared in a political ad draped in a prayer shawl and blowing a shofar ”as a wake-up call to all Jews, to wake up and vote for Donald Trump.”Trump lost. And his bid to overturn the election,...

Conduct Unbecoming

Conduct Unbecoming

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL February 13, 2020

When President Abraham Lincoln stated his plans to bind the nation’s wounds in the period after the Civil War, he proposed a formula that has reverberated through the ages: “With malice toward none, with charity for all.” In 1974, after Richard...

Back From the Brink in Iran

Back From the Brink in Iran

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS January 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s temperate remarks from the White House last week in response to the “revenge firing” of long range missiles into a large air base in Iraq hosting U.S. forcesshould be reassuring to Americans on all points of the political...

Henry Schvey

History, the Holocaust and King Midas

By Henry Schvey July 12, 2019

Americans, and Jews in particular, feel rightly indignant by the many casual references applied to the Holocaust in contemporary culture. Many feel, with much justification, that it’s blasphemous to make simplistic analogies between sequestering children...

Poor Judgment

Poor Judgment

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL November 29, 2018

Maybe you missed it if you were celebrating with family and friends last week but, during the holiday rush, President Donald Trump managed to call attention to himself in usual ways. Asked what he was most thankful for, he said he was most thankful for...

‘Insultingly Stupid’ Treatment in  Khashoggi Affair

‘Insultingly Stupid’ Treatment in Khashoggi Affair

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL October 25, 2018

Just when we think that even Donald Trump has limits on how much he can disregard the truth comes the monumentally incompetent mishandling of the disappearance and apparent murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president’s...

Marty Rochester

Trying to make sense of Trump’s foreign policy

By Marty Rochester October 25, 2018

Now in the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are still trying to figure out what to make of his foreign policy. Clearly, he is not a “liberal internationalist” like Jimmy Carter, of the sort who strongly values international law and...

Henry I. Schvey is professor of drama and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis.

Trump ends U.S. role as honest Mideast mediator

BY HENRY SCHVEY May 24, 2018

When President Donald Trump announced that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the results were entirely predictable: renewed violence and bloodshed in a part of the world where such horrors have been all too common over the 70 years since...

Wanted: Diplomatic miracles for Iran, North Korea

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL May 23, 2018

A few scant months ago, it seemed that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, two combative and unpredictable leaders, were moving toward a possible nuclear confrontation that could result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands,...

President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, left, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22. Photo: Israel Bardugo

A Good Start in the Middle East

Jewish Light Editorial May 25, 2017

Donald J. Trump’s first overseas trip as president deserves praise not only for its optics, but also for its geopolitical significance and his temperate presentation. Now, the tough work begins to turn a good start into a lasting accomplishment.During...

Repps Hudson is an adjunct instructor and freelance journalist who lives in University City.

Trade globalization is here to stay

By Repps Hudson May 18, 2017

Several years ago, while covering organized labor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, I covered a story about a cookie company in Overland that was closing. Its Italian corporate owner was moving the operation to Ontario.The story got into the details of...

Letters to the Editor: November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

A different perspective on BarakAfter reading the Light’s Nov. 9 article “Ehud Barak urges leaders to talk less, act more,” I would like to remind everyone that this is the same man, who as Israeli Prime Minister in 2000, was ready to summarily...

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