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

Israeli President Shimon Peres meeting with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., as Peres launches his official page on the social networking site, March 6, 2012.

Facebook IPO: Good for the Jews?

By Uriel Heilman, JTA May 15, 2012

NEW YORK – If the Talmud were written today, would it look like Facebook? First, the rabbis of the Mishnaic period post a Jewish legal rule. Then, Talmudic sages weigh in with their comments, all pithy and lacking punctuation. Almost immediately, the...

Haredi Orthodox men clash with police in the Israeli city of
Beit Shemesh, Dec. 26, 2011.
Photo: Kobi Gideon / Flash90 / JTA

Where do Israeli Haredim stand on Haredi violence?

By Uriel Heilman, JTA January 4, 2012

The cascade of condemnations started pouring in almost as soon as the Israeli TV report aired. Its subject was  an 8-year-old girl harassed by Haredi men on the way to her Modern Orthodox girls' school in the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh. The Israeli...

Editorial: Inglourious Adbusters

December 7, 2011

Not a moment too soon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled the plug on one of most pathetically inept marketing campaigns since New Coke or the Edsel.  The ads, according to JTA's Uriel Heilman, were produced by Israel's Ministry of Immigrant...

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