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

COVID’s Risks Remain

COVID’s Risks Remain

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL July 16, 2020

“Whoever saves a single life, is as though he saved an entire world.”  —The TalmudAs schools, camps, synagogues and other organizations continue to struggle to come up with the best way to deal with resurgent cases of illness caused by COVID-19,...

Dreams Deferred

Jewish Light Editorial September 13, 2017

Now that President Donald Trump has threatened to cruelly upend the lives of 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, it’s up to Congress to make sure their dreams to stay in this country become reality.We say that Trump...

Cruel and Unusual at the City Workhouse

Jewish Light Editorial July 26, 2017

After inmates at the St. Louis medium-security jail — better known as the infamous city workhouse — sweltered through last week’s heat, Mayor Lyda Krewson finally announced that the city has ordered four portable air conditioners for the facility. That...

Israel Stood Alone—Then It Stood Tall

Jewish Light Editorial June 8, 2017

Fifty years ago, the very existence of Israel hung in the balance. Egypt’s fiery dictator, Gamal Abdel Nasser, shocked the world by ordering the immediate removal of the United Nations Emergency Force from the Sinai Peninsula. Incredibly, the anti-Western...

President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, left, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22. Photo: Israel Bardugo

A Good Start in the Middle East

Jewish Light Editorial May 25, 2017

Donald J. Trump’s first overseas trip as president deserves praise not only for its optics, but also for its geopolitical significance and his temperate presentation. Now, the tough work begins to turn a good start into a lasting accomplishment.During...

Gobbling Up Speech

Jewish Light Editorial March 9, 2016

“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.”  — Herbert HooverThe dark shadow of restrictions upon free speech...

In or Out?

Jewish Light Editorial March 2, 2016

“Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.”— John F. Kennedy, news conference, April 21, 1961, after failure of Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba The foreign policy debate in this country often divides between those who advocate for greater...

Unsanctioned Events

Jewish Light Editorial February 24, 2016

For those of us who oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which we’ve repeatedly referred to in these pages as the Delegitimize Israel (DLI) movement — one of the particular challenges is how to address the impassioned social...

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