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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Trump wanted his advisors to be like ‘German generals in WWII,’ according to a new book

Trump wanted his advisors to be like ‘German generals in WWII,’ according to a new book

ANDREW LAPIN , JTAPublished August 8, 2022

(JTA) – Former President Donald Trump wanted his military advisors to be more like “the German generals in World War II,” according to a new book about the Trump presidency that quotes from his administration’s top personnel. Trump reportedly...

Trump endorses Kentucky Republican who opposes Holocaust education bill, Iron Dome

Trump endorses Kentucky Republican who opposes Holocaust education bill, Iron Dome

Published May 11, 2022

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump endorsed Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican congressman whose opposition to a Holocaust education bill helped earn him the rare distinction of being an incumbent criticized by the Republican Jewish Coalition. Massie...

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 KampeasPublished 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 EDITORIALPublished 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 EDITORIALSPublished 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 SchveyPublished 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 EDITORIALPublished 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 EDITORIALPublished 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 RochesterPublished 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 SCHVEYPublished 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 EDITORIALPublished 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 EditorialPublished 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...

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