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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

This Week’s Jewish Trivia Quiz: Submarines

This Week’s Jewish Trivia Quiz: Submarines

MARK D. ZIMMERMAn, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT September 20, 2021

Submarines are in the headlines, as Australia canceled a multi-billion dollar submarine contract with France, opting instead to purchase from the United States and Great Britain. This has led to great diplomatic turmoil, including France’s recall of...

Smoldering Anti-Semitism Ignites Again In France

Smoldering Anti-Semitism Ignites Again In France

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL February 28, 2019

As home to an estimated 500,000 Jews, the third-largest Jewish population of any nation after Israel and the United States, France has always had a combination of a protective policy by officials of all mainstream parties and a vicious strain of anti-Semitism...

The aftermath of an attack on a synagogue in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, in 2010.

Toulouse shooting spotlights problems of tracking hate crimes in Europe

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA April 26, 2012

BRUSSELS -- Jihadist websites eat up a fair share of Bart Olmer’s workday. He even has passwords to some closed hate forums. “Reading hate speech is part of the job,” says Olmer, who reports on intelligence services for Holland’s largest circulation...

Supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy awaiting his arrival at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, April 15, 2012.

Sarkozy falls in first round of French vote, but not in Jewish eyes

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA April 23, 2012

PARIS -- Jewish voters couldn't put incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy over the top in the first round of presidential elections in France. The Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande eked out a 1.4 percent victory on Sunday over Sarkozy, the center-right...

Women raising French flags during a silent demonstration in Paris to protest recent murders in France, March 20, 2012.

After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

By Daniel Hoffman, JTA March 27, 2012

PARIS—With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how. In the days leading up to the...

Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali

Strengthening Muslim-Jewish ties in the face of evil

By Marc Schneier and Shamsi Ali, JTA March 26, 2012

NEW YORK—As a rabbi and an imam, we deeply mourn the tragic loss of innocent lives in the murderous terrorist attacks in France. We express our heartfelt sympathy and compassion for the bereaved. Amid the wall-to-wall media coverage of the attacks and...

Homeland Security official briefs Jewish leaders after Toulouse

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A top Homeland Security official briefed Jewish groups in the wake of the deadly attack in Toulouse, France. Bill Flynn, an assistant undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, spoke to over 120 leaders in a phone call on Wednesday,...

Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

JTA March 22, 2012

The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported. Police found Merah's passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is...

ADL poll: Anti-Semitic attitudes up slightly in Europe

JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- A new Anti-Defamation League poll found that anti-Semitic attitudes in several European countries have increased marginally since 2009. The poll, which was released Tuesday, reported slight increases in overall anti-Semitic attitudes in a...

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Nati Shohat March 21, 2012

The wife of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, and their 6-year-old sons Arieh and 3-year-old son Gabriel, mourns at the funeral of her family in jerusalem. Rabbi Sandler and his sons were killed together with 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego a few days ago when...

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Miriam Alster March 21, 2012

The sister of 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego cries at the funeral held in jerusalem on March 21, 2012. Miriam was killed a few days ago along with Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, his 6-year-old son Arieh and his 3-year-old son Gabriel when a gunman shot and...

Funeral for Toulouse victims held as police surround suspect’s home

JTA March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, as French police surrounded the home of their prime suspect. French police early Wednesday morning raided the Toulouse home of a...

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