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St. Louis Jewish Light

Exclusive interview with Jason Kander before his sold-out event at the J

Exclusive interview with Jason Kander before his sold-out event at the J

By Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 10, 2022

In his new book, “Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD,” former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander shares his struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts following his service in Afghanistan. On July 14, the JCC...

In visit to STL, Jewish congressman addresses QAnon, Jan. 6 and future of democracy

In visit to STL, Jewish congressman addresses QAnon, Jan. 6 and future of democracy

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 30, 2021

An audience of about 200 attended a conversation Friday night (Oct. 29) between Jason Kander and Congressman Adam Schiff at the St. Louis County Library headquarters in Frontenac. Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State, and Schiff are both Jewish....

Jason Kander’s Profile in Courage

Jason Kander’s Profile in Courage

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished October 11, 2018

Jason Kander, acknowledged as a rising star in Missouri politics and the Democratic Party, surprised many supporters and admirers with last week’s announcement that he was dropping his race to become mayor of Kansas City to seek treatment for depression...

“Outside the Wire: Ten Lessons Ive Learned in Everyday Courage” by Jason Kander, Twelve Books, $28, 224 pages. 

‘Shalom, y’all!’: Jason Kander shares lessons for democracy

By Dale Singer, Special to the Jewish LightPublished September 20, 2018

When Jason Kander was about to deploy to Afghanistan as part of his Army service, an instructor in intelligence school shared this bit of intelligence with him:“… one Jewish soldier to another – [he] told me not to tell any of my translators that...

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