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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

Nixon to visit Israel, Germany

November 10, 2016

For the second time in the last year, Gov. Jay Nixon is heading to Israel. Nixon is expected to travel to Israel on Nov. 15 to sign an agreement between the Missouri Technology Corporation, a state-run venture capital fund, and the Israel Innovation...

Rabbi Yosef Landa of Chabad of Greater St. Louis sounds the shofar during a dedication ceremony Sunday for the Morris and Ann Lazaroff Chabad Center on Delmar Boulevard. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Missouri governor helps dedicate new Chabad facility

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light September 28, 2016

With the sounds of a bustling Delmar Boulevard as the backdrop, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon helped cut the ribbon on Chabad’s newly refurbished facility near Old Bonhomme on Sunday.“The center will serve as a hub for programming throughout the St. Louis...

Overriding Common Sense

Jewish Light Editorial September 21, 2016

It now appears that gun possession is protected more stringently than voting in Missouri.That may be a slight exaggeration, but not much. The Legislature last week overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s vetoes of 13 bills, including one allowing concealed weapon...

The Missouri delegation, including Gov. Jay Nixon (right) meets with Minister of Education Naftali Bennett (left). 

Building ties with the Jewish State

BY GIL HOFFMAN, Special to the Jewish Light March 30, 2016

JERUSALEM — On May 14, 1948, President Harry S Truman recognized the State of Israel, just 11 minutes after Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared its independence.Nearly 68 years later, another Missouri Democrat followed in the...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Legislators express frustration, cautious hope

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 8, 2012

Three members of the Missouri House of Representatives, all Democrats and all members of the informal "Jewish caucus" in the General Assembly, expressed a combination of frustration at being repeatedly blocked as they seek their legislative goals, and...

Susan Carlson

JCRC, legislators cheer veto of voter ID bill

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 22, 2011

At the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) meeting last week, Rep. Stacey Newman, D-73rd District, shared some "breaking news" that merited a round of applause from the council: She said that Gov. Jay Nixon had vetoed legislation that would have...

Editorial: Veto Voting Vetting

June 15, 2011

The majority Republican party in the Missouri General Assembly has caused passage of Senate Bill 3. which would require Missouri voters to present a non-expired government-issued photo ID in order to vote in elections. The bill now heads to the desk of...

Jake Zimmerman

After election day victory, Zimmerman looks toward future as county assessor

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light April 13, 2011

Rep. Jake Zimmerman may be a Democrat but he's sure of one thing about his new job."There is not a Democratic or Republican way to assess a house," he said. "There is just a right way."Zimmerman, 36, will get the chance to perfect that method as he serves...

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