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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

Romanian native Hava Hershkovitz was crowned the winner of the Miss Holocaust Survivor beauty pageant in Haifa, June 28, 2012.

Holocaust survivors beauty pageant crowns Romanian beauty

JTA REPORT June 29, 2012

A beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors was held in Haifa and featured female survivors walking down a red carpet and sharing details of their travails during World War II. Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, participated according to news reports. Romanian...

Dr. Aaron Ciechanover

Talking science with Nobel Prize-winning Israeli biochemist during visit to St. Louis

By Cate Marquis, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 2, 2012

Nobel Prize-winning Israeli biochemist Dr. Aaron Ciechanover visited Washington University last week to speak about his work. However, this was far from Ciechanover’s first visit to St. Louis, as the scientist has a long association with Washington...

Six charged in beatings of soldiers in Haifa

JTA March 8, 2012

Six Arab residents of Haifa were indicted in an attack on two off-duty Israeli soldiers in the city. The Haifa District Court judge who presided over Thursday's hearing said the attack on Shnir Dahan and Roie Sharaff did not appear to be motivated by...

Israeli-Arab mob attacks two Israeli soldiers

JTA February 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Seven Israeli Arabs were arrested in an attack on two off-duty Israeli soldiers in Haifa. The soldiers, who were in civilian clothing, were attacked last Friday night outside Rambam Medical Center. A group of Israeli-Arab men first asked...

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