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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The campaign against JNF is misplaced

By Russell F. Robinson, JTA March 1, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Jewish National Fund plants trees, builds a nation and unifies a people. As a child growing up in a small town in Texas, I dropped my coins in the Blue Box in Hebrew school. My parents and grandparents raised me on the importance and...

Israeli Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish, shown arriving at a news conference at the court in Jerusalem on Feb. 6, 2012.

Is Israel’s Supreme Court headed for conservative tilt?

By Mati Wagner, JTA February 29, 2012

  JERUSALEM—It ordered the West Bank security fence rerouted because it cut through private Palestinian property. It overturned state-backed discrimination against Arab Israelis on issues of land distribution and ruled against the Israel Defense Forces’...

Knesset rejects bills requiring all Israelis to serve

JTA February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Knesset rejected two bills that would have required all Israeli citizens, including the haredi Orthodox, to serve in the military or national service. Both the National Service bill and the Defense Service bill, proposed by the opposition...

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