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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

What do you know about Israels Air Force One? Click and test your knowledge

What do you know about Israel’s Air Force One? Click and test your knowledge

Mark Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished December 13, 2021

Five years ago Israel purchased a used jet with the intention of customizing it for the use of the Prime Minister...

‘Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power’ by Yaakov Katz; St. Martin’s Press, 306 pages, $28.99. 

Nail-biter ‘Shadow Strike’ details ultrasecret Israeli raid in Syria

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished July 25, 2019

The publication of “Shadow Strike” by Yaakov Katz, editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, could not be more timely as he pulls back the layers of Israel’s daring and successful military and intelligence operations. For example, on Sept. 6, 2007,...

Israel strikes Gaza targets

JTAPublished February 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Air Force struck what the military called two "terror activity sites" in the Gaza Strip. The attacks early Thursday morning were in response to four rockets fired on southern Israel Wednesday night, according to a statement from...

Israel attacks Gaza sites in response to rocket fire

JTAPublished February 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Air Force attacked four targets in Gaza, in response to rocket fire from Gaza that injured an Israeli woman. The attacks early Monday morning struck three tunnels between Gaza and Israel as well as what the IDF said in a statement...

Ira Feinberg, who produced and directed “My Brother’s Keeper,” in a 1948 photo as a soldier in Israel’s War for Independence.

Fighters for Israel’s independence recall life-changing experience

By Tom Tugend, JTA, LOS ANGELESPublished May 11, 2011

For Ira Feinberg, what he calls the "pinnacle of my life's experiences" took place 63 years ago.Feinberg was a 17-year-old New Yorker when he joined the elite troops of the Palmach force fighting in Israel's War of Independence. "No other experience in...

NCSY, CAJE and Brodsky Library welcome IDF Reserve sergeant

Published April 6, 2011

NCSY is welcoming Sgt. Benjamin Anthony (IDF Res) for a discussion of "Hope in the Midst of War" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11 in the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Sgt. Anthony, of Our Soldiers Speak, will speak with...

A bomb exploded in a bus in the center of Jerusalem, near the central bus station on the afternoon of March 23, 2011.

New violence suggests end of calm between Israel and militant Palestinians

By Uriel Heilman and Marcy Oster, JTAPublished March 23, 2011

JERUSALEM — Violence between Israel and militant Palestinians rose sharply this week with a bombing in central Jerusalem and a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on southern Israel. In a terrorist attack on Wednesday afternoon, a bomb planted near...

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