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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

Monitor hate crimes, as promised

By Gidon Van Emden, JTA April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- How much homophobia is there? And how much anti-Semitism? How many Muslims are beaten up because of who they are? The only accurate answer today is, “We don’t know.” Organizations that combat hate and bigotry do not know how many crimes...

Anti-Semitic messages at Florida restaurant investigated

March 6, 2012

An investigation has been opened into anti-Semitic messages left at a kosher restaurant in South Florida. The FBI and the Broward County Sheriff's Office are conducting an investigation into a series of hate messages left at the Mozart Café in Deerfield...

Ex-Mich. Rep. gets year for role in terrorism funding

JTA January 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A former Michigan congressman was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison on for assisting a charity accused of funding Hamas and other terrorist groups. Mark Siljander, 59,  of Great Falls, Va., was sentenced Wednesday to charges...

Heidi Beirich

After Norway and before 9/11 anniversary, U.S. answers questions about homegrown threats

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON - With the Norway attacks fresh in mind and the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks fast approaching, are U.S. authorities paying attention to the right kinds of threats?The fear is that with polarization intensifying in America, extremists...

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