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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

An overcrowded concentration camp allowed this St. Lousian to be saved by Hungarian Rabbi

An overcrowded concentration camp allowed this St. Lousian to be saved by Hungarian Rabbi

September 28, 2021

Since 1979, Vida “Sister” Goldman Prince has been Chairman of the Oral Histories Project, at the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum. The project is dedicated to recording and preserving audio interviews of not only Holocaust Survivors,...

AUG. 17: Theodor Herzl’s casket is in place for his state funeral at what is now Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on Aug. 17, 1949. Photo by David Eldan, National Photo Collection of Israel

This week in Israeli history: Aug.12-18

CENTER FOR ISRAEL EDUCATION August 13, 2021

August 12, 1991 — Nasser Friend Yeruham Cohen Dies Yeruham Cohen, known for befriending Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser, dies at 75. Born into a Yemeni family in Tel Aviv, Cohen was fluent in Arabic. He was an intelligence aide to Gen. Yigal Allon, and...

The Jewish history of Gold’s Horseradish

The Jewish history of Gold’s Horseradish

August 8, 2021

This article originally appeared on The Nosher. If you happened to be walking down the 800 block of Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn in the 1930s, you might have caught a whiff of horseradish in the air. From their Brooklyn apartment, two Jewish immigrants...

The Jewish doctor who said “no” to the corset

The Jewish doctor who said “no” to the corset

Sharon Cohen, National Library of Israel July 5, 2021

This story originally appeared on the website for the National Library of Israel. Repblished with permission. The life story of Dr. Rahel Hirsch could easily be the plot of a Hollywood tearjerker. This groundbreaking pioneer was born to a Jewish family...

József “Csibi” Braun: The tragic story of a Jewish soccer star

József “Csibi” Braun: The tragic story of a Jewish soccer star

Amit Naor, THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL July 2, 2021
József Braun was Footballer of the Year and top scorer in his native Hungary, but those that saw him star for the national team couldn't have guessed that his life would come to a tragic end in the Holocaust
57 years after Mississippi Burning, the fight for voting rights is still alive

57 years after Mississippi Burning, the fight for voting rights is still alive

July 2, 2021

This article originally appeared at forward.com. Reposted with permission. Nearly six decades ago, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner joined Freedom Summer— an effort to register Black voters in Mississippi despite violent voter suppression....

Two of the 14,325 stories behind ‘Operation Solomon’

Two of the 14,325 stories behind ‘Operation Solomon’

Noa Amouyal, JEWISH NEWS SERVICE July 1, 2021
Avi Mizrachi and Racheli Tadesa Malkai recall a turbulent, yet inspiring time.
Once upon a time, Hollywood told the story of a forgotten Jewish patriot

Once upon a time, Hollywood told the story of a forgotten Jewish patriot

June 30, 2021

This article originally appeared at forward.com. Reposted with permission. In the pantheon of name-brand Founding Fathers, Haym Salomon stands well back of the pack. His picture is not on our currency, his statue is not in the Capitol Rotunda, and...

The story of the Star of David

The story of the Star of David

Sharon Cohen, THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL June 28, 2021
The six pointed star represents peace and harmony in Buddhism, while alchemists believed it symbolized nature—how did the Star of David acquire its significance in Judaism?
WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 22:  (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES)  U.S. President Richard Nixon (L) congratulates newly appointed Secretary of State Henry Kissinger September 22, 1973 in Washington D.C. Kissingers oath as U.S. Secretary of State was the first time a naturalized citizen (he was born in Germany) has held this office. Kissinger replaced William Rogers as Secretary of State and was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.  (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)

Kissinger at 98: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’

BENJAMIN IVRY, THE FORWARD May 27, 2021

How readers may choose to commemorate the birthday of Henry Kissinger, who turns 98 on May 27, may well on their previous readings about the former Secretary of State and National Security adviser. Those who appreciated Niall Ferguson’s hagiographical...

How immigrant women won fair kosher prices, safe food in 1902

How immigrant women won fair kosher prices, safe food in 1902

BURTON BOXERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 30, 2021

In 1902, meat packers increased the price of kosher meat, and religious immigrant Jewish women on the Lower East Side of New York City were having none of it. Thousands took to the streets in sometimes bloody protest, and their efforts...

David Koffman

Author will discuss history of American Jews and Native Americans

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor February 26, 2021

In 2002, David Koffman was a graduate student at New York University and planning to pursue a doctorate on two famous Jewish American anthropologists when the leader of an indigenous people in Canada made hateful comments about Jews that prompted Koffman...

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