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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

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is a former Navy Seal who made national headlines during his political campaign with  TV ads showing Greitens firing military weapons. Here he is shown at  United Hebrew  in January, the weekend before his inauguration.  File photo

Las Vegas shooting brings debate over gun rights, regulations to the forefront

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer October 4, 2017

Mark Cantor and his son Zac were both wearing camouflage yarmulkes when they stood on the bimah at Zac’s bar mitzvah in early September at Congregation B’nai Amoona. “The Torah teaches us about morality and compassion and you have that,” Cantor...

Shooting in the Wrong Direction

Jewish Light Editorial December 14, 2016

You either think the rough justice of the Wild West works or you don’t. We don’t. And most law enforcement officials don’t either.Yet Missouri continues to move further down the line toward frontier law. Last year, over gubernatorial veto, the General...

Overriding Common Sense

Jewish Light Editorial September 21, 2016

It now appears that gun possession is protected more stringently than voting in Missouri.That may be a slight exaggeration, but not much. The Legislature last week overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s vetoes of 13 bills, including one allowing concealed weapon...

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