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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

The New York Post uses its Aug. 8, 2012 cover to shine a light on gold-medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman after she told reporters that she would have honored a moment of silence in memory of the Israeli athletes killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence

JTA REPORT August 8, 2012

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games. Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance in the floor exercise. “Having...

Comedian Roseanne Barr bluntly expressed her opinion on Twitter when Chick-fil-As president Dan Cathy came out publicly against gay marriage. (Photos via Creative Commons

Rising star Raisman, Roseanne feeds the trolls fried chicken, Madison Beer vs. bullying

By Uri Fintzy, 6NoBacon July 31, 2012

NEW YORK -- Among the more popular U.S. Olympians is Aly Raisman, an 18-year-old Jewish gymnast from the Boston area whose star has been rising in London for a few reasons. First it was her song choice for the floor exercise routine -- an instrumental...

Alexandra Aly Raisman performing a leap on the balance beam at the 2010 World Championships.

Aly Raisman, Jason Lezak shine for Team USA

By JTA Staff July 31, 2012

While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.Raisman, of Needham, Mass., helped Team USA take the women’s team...

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