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

Danish soldiers guard the Jewish Synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 29, 2017. Danish soldiers took to the streets of Copenhagen for the first time on Friday, September 29, 2017, replacing the police to protect the synagogue and the Israeli embassy which have been guarded ever since two deadly 2015 attacks. / AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / Mads Claus Rasmussen / Denmark OUT 

The latest poll on European anti-Semitism looks bad. Trust me: It’s true.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA December 13, 2018

AMSTERDAM — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party.It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused...

Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader

Cnaan Liphshiz June 28, 2016

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in London after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, June 24, 2016. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)(JTA) —  Only a week ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as...

Rabbi Jim Bennett speaks to the group at the Jewish Cemetery in Mikulov, Czech Republic

Right tour—wrong name

By Alan Spector, Special to the Jewish Light May 11, 2016

The title at the top of the itinerary read, “Jewish Heritage Tour to Eastern Europe.” Departing St. Louis at the end of March, 15 Congregation Shaare Emeth congregants were joined by five others, friends and family, who live in other cities. Over...

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