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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

 Karen Aroesty

Protect religious liberty: Vote no on Amendment 2

BY KAREN AROESTY July 25, 2012

For more than 200 years the Missouri Constitution has protected the religious liberty of all Missourians whether in the majority or minority.   It already provides all Missourians with the right to private and voluntary prayer in public schools, workplaces...

Letters to the editor, week of April 18, 2012

April 18, 2012

Religion and electability No doubt, religion plays a major part in the everyday lives of millions of Americans, and the political arena is no exception. Take this year’s GOP presidential candidates, for example, all of whom are trying to curry favor...

Nevada judge halts non-kosher meals for inmates

JTA February 12, 2012

A federal judge in Nevada has ordered the Nevada Department of Corrections to refrain from serving a new menu to inmates who keep kosher. Judge Gloria Navarro United States District Court for the District of Nevada on Feb. 10 issued an injunction against...

Editorial: Golden Gate Garbage

June 15, 2011

At first, reactions to the San Francisco ballot initiative to outlaw circumcision of boys under the age of 18 seemed to fall into the "Are you serious?" category. But sometimes, truth is in fact stranger than fiction, and yes, a small band of thoughtless...

Editorial: No Vouching for Religion

April 6, 2011

This week we got both legislative and judicial pronouncements on school vouchers from the federal government. The first was the House of Representatives' extension of SOAR, the federal Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. The bill passed the...

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