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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

With Malice Toward None – Please

Jewish Light Editorial January 18, 2017

Mere weeks ago, few Americans predicted Republican candidate Donald Trump would win the presidency. On Friday, he will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States after securing a majority in the Electoral College, even though his Democratic...

Washington University students watch the debate Sunday night at Hillel. Photo: Eric Berger

Jewish students react to debate at Washington U.

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer October 13, 2016

A couple hours before the recent presidential debate Sunday night, Washington University student Paul Felder stood outside near a Fox News television set, wearing a Fox News T-shirt. Felder, who is president of Washington University Students for Israel,...

Robert A. Cohn is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

A shining moment in a dark debate

By Robert A. Cohn October 13, 2016

 Sunday’s night’s second presidential debate at Washington University, like much of the entire campaign, was filled with rancor, vitriol, disrespect and an utter lack of civility — except for one surprising shining moment. An audience member, Karl...

Dr. Marshall Poger shows off his “Hebes for Hillary” T-shirt, which he designed, to a virtual Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for president.

ScholarShop to close next year

Ellen Futterman, Editor October 5, 2016

Shop talkAs the Jewish New Year begins, so does a new cause: Save the ScholarShop. Currently, it is slated to close the first half of 2017.Like many of you, I found out last week about the imminent end of this local resale institution, which will accept...

Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University. He is a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

The Hillary Clinton emails: What are the facts?

BY ERIC MINK September 7, 2016

• When control freak Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, she arrogantly dismissed as “inconvenient”  the in-house computer systems at the State Department. Instead, she had a personal email system set up for her, built around a computer...

Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University. He is a former columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York.  Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

Extraordinary Anastasia Somoza captivates DNC

BY ERIC MINK August 3, 2016

Anastasia Somoza was on television last week, delivering the best speech you probably didn’t see at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. She spoke in a strong, clear and only slightly nervous voice with conviction, heart and authenticity.It...

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. 

The stakes changed after Scalia died

BY ERIC MINK March 2, 2016

With Super Bloated Tuesday 2016 now relegated to the dustbin of history, the key presidential campaign questions confronting Republicans and Democrats are fewer and clearer.On the Republican side, party leadership, if such a thing still exists, has to...

Israeli housing plans counterproductive, Clinton says

JTA REPORT November 11, 2010

JERUSALEM — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israeli plans to build additional housing in eastern Jerusalem is counterproductive to peace talks. Clinton made the statement Wednesday during a joint video conference with Palestinian...

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