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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

Haredi Williamsburg residents face controversy over shops’ modest dress code

By Ben Sales, JTA July 25, 2012

Haredi Orthodox shop owners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have faced criticism of signs in some shops requesting that patrons dress modestly. According to CBS News-New York, local non-haredi residents of the Hasidic enclave feel that signs banning low-cut...

Chasidic man pleads not guilty to Purim eve arson

JTA March 14, 2012

A 22-year-old resident of a Chasidic enclave in New York pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Purim eve arson of a dissident neighbor's car. Aron Fromowitz of New Square pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Ramapo Town Court to setting fire to a car...

Woody Allen to play pimp who irks Chasidic neighbors

JTA March 8, 2012

NEW YORK -- Woody Allen will play a pimp who irks his Chasidic neighbors in a movie directed by John Turturro. Allen is set to co-star in the "Fading Gigolo" along with Turturro and Sharon Stone, Variety reported Tuesday. Turturro and Allen will play...

Ari Mandel, fourth from right, at Fort Bragg, N.C., before deploying for Haiti, January 2010.

Soldier boychik: Disenchanted Chasid turns to the military

By Rukhl Schaechter, Yiddish Forward February 26, 2012

NEW YORK—When Ari Mandel arrived at Army boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in June 2007, it was a scorcher. His fellow soldiers, who had been accustomed to wearing airy shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops during the summer, groaned as they donned knee-high...

Chasidic teen pleads guilty to firebombing attack

JTA February 8, 2012

An 18-year-old Hasidic teen has pleaded guilty to assault in the firebombing of the home of a neighbor over a religious disagreement. Shaul Spitzer of the New York village of New Square, home to 7,000 people mostly from the Skverer Hasidic sect, on Tuesday...

Jewish Student Union works with other campus Jewish
organizations to offer diverse programming and events. Shown is
Matisyahu (right), whom JSU brought to campus in 2009, for an
acoustic set in Graham Chapel.Jewish Light file photo by Sam Guzik

Jewish Student Union at Wash U.

August 24, 2011

Just as every member of the student body at Washington University is a member of Student Union, every person on campus who identifies as a Jew is technically part of an umbrella organization for Jewish students called the Jewish Student Union (JSU).The...

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