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

A view of the new notification Facebook will use to combat Holocaust denial. (Facebook)  

Facebook debuts new fact check box to combat Holocaust denial

Ron KampeasPublished January 27, 2021

(JTA) — People who search for information about the Holocaust on Facebook will now be prompted to visit a website on the genocide curated by the World Jewish Congress and UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Starting...

At a local thrift store, Corinne Char came upon two tefillin sets and a trove of old family photos. Through a widely shared Facebook post, Char was able to locate relatives of people pictured, and she returned the Judaica and the images.

Facebook sleuthing reunites thrift store finds with family

Published August 2, 2018

Corinne Char loves thrift shops. So it was not unusual for the 26-year-old social worker to stop by the Salvation Army store on Forest Park Parkway as she drove home from work last week.Perusing items behind a glass counter, she spotted a green velvet...

Israeli President Shimon Peres meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., as Peres launches his official page on the social networking site, March 6, 2012.

Facebook IPO: Good for the Jews?

By Uriel Heilman, JTAPublished May 15, 2012

NEW YORK – If the Talmud were written today, would it look like Facebook? First, the rabbis of the Mishnaic period post a Jewish legal rule. Then, Talmudic sages weigh in with their comments, all pithy and lacking punctuation. Almost immediately, the...

The Israeli-born company Funtactixs Hunger Games Adventures game on Facebook.

‘Hunger Games’ social media video with Israeli roots hits the jackpot

By Alexandra Halpern, JTAPublished May 10, 2012

NEW YORK -- It’s post-apocalyptic America and you’re in District 12 of Panem. With your bow and arrow, you are helping Katniss Everdeen hunt for meat and berries to bring back to your family. President Snow, the evil dictator, is planning the next...

Bonos Hope-ful note left at the Jerusalem King David Hotel on April 17, 2012.

Lawmaker can’t dance, a Facebook friends’ wedding and a businessman’s nude scene

By Marcy Oster, JTAPublished April 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Here are some recent stories from Israel that you may have missed: She should be dancing, yeah A member of Israel's parliament who wanted to get closer to the people by participating in Israel's version of "Dancing with the Stars" will have...


‘Like’ us on Facebook for chance to win ‘Fiddler’ tickets

Published March 21, 2012

Readers who “like” the Jewish Light on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stljewishlight) from March 21 to Sunday, March 25 will be entered to win free pairs of tickets to the opening night of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Peabody Opera House, April 3....

Facebook page brings Israelis, Iranians together

JTAPublished March 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Iranians have responded to a Facebook page posted by an Israeli couple that communicates the message that Israel loves Iran. The Love and Peace Facebook page created on the evening of March 17 by Israeli graphic artists Ronny Edry and his...

German opposition head rues calling Israel an ‘apartheid regime’

JTAPublished March 15, 2012

BERLIN -- A leading German politician acknowledged that he may have gone too far when he called Israel an "apartheid regime" on Facebook. Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democratic Party in Germany, said Thursday that the choice of words he used on...

Man plotting attack on Milan synagogue arrested

JTAPublished March 15, 2012

ROME – Police in northern Italy have arrested a young North African man suspected of planning terrorist attacks on the Milan synagogue and other targets. The 20-year-old man, who has lived in Italy since childhood, was arrested early Thursday in the...

Israeli President Shimon Peres and The View host Barbara Walters on the shows set in New York, Feb. 29, 2012.

Peres on ‘The View,’ Kathy Ireland loves Israel, Pitt to shoot in Israel?

JTA Staff, 6NoBaconPublished March 6, 2012

NEW YORK -- Israeli President Shimon Peres, in New York City last week in the run-up to his appearance at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, was his usual suave self in an interview with Barbara Walters on “The View.” When Walters asked him...

Peres launches Facebook page at company headquarters

JTAPublished March 6, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a Facebook page during a visit with company founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in California. As part of the launch Tuesday, Peres held a live chat with web surfers from around the world. His page...

Israeli cottage cheese boycotters now taking on chocolate bars

JTAPublished February 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The leaders of Israel's cottage cheese boycott are calling for a new boycott over the high price of chocolate bars. The calls came earlier this week after an Israeli living in the United States posted a photo on Facebook of a receipt from...

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