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

Stop the Uncivil Wars

Stop the Uncivil Wars

Jewish Light Editorial August 29, 2019

It is hard to believe a year has passed since the death of Sen. John McCain, a genuine American war hero and former GOP presidential candidate who was gracious in his loss of the 2008 election to Barack Obama. On this first yahrzeit of the Arizona Republican,...

Two Lives to Remember, Two Legacies to Honor

Two Lives to Remember, Two Legacies to Honor

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL August 30, 2018

A Legacy of Honor and Courage…Sen. John McCain knew he was dying of an aggressive form of brain cancer when he published his affecting memoir “The Restless Wave.”  With characteristic McCain modesty, he said he was grateful to have been “a bit...

Some Jewish leaders accused Rep. Michele Bachman, left, for launching a

Allegations against Clinton aide Abedin stir Jewish concerns about attacks on ‘outsiders’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann has incurred the wrath of leading Jewish groups and some Republican leaders, even though she may be one of Israel’s staunchest defenders in Congress and one of its best-known Republicans. The reaction was spurred...

Henry I. Schvey

Decision to run advertisement showed poor judgment

By Henry Schvey August 1, 2012

I believe that the Editorial Board of the St. Louis Jewish Light owes its subscribers and readers a profound and sincere apology for running the shameful, incendiary full-page advertisement by the Emergency Committee for Israel in its July 25, 2012 issue....

Left to right, Matthew Brooks, Ari Fleischer and Elie Pieprz in Modi'in registering American citizens in Israel to vote in November's U.S. presidential elections, July 11, 2012.

As U.S. officials descend on Israel, Republicans rally for votes

By Ben Sales, JTA July 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- For a few days at least, the old joke about Israel being the 51st U.S. state feels true. A litany of U.S. officials and politicians are parading through Israel this month, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week and presumptive...

Romney to Jewish donors: ‘I get Israeli briefings’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA June 24, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney told donors attending his campaign's Utah retreat that he is briefed on the Middle East by Israeli government officials. About 50 of the 700 donors who attended the retreat this weekend in Park City were Jewish, according to...

House rejects Iran ‘containment’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution that rejects containment of a nuclear Iran. The non-binding resolution that passed Tuesday evening "strongly supports United States policy to prevent the government of Iran from acquiring...

President Obama, shown hosting a Passover seder at the White House on April 6, 2012, has gained Jewish support in the last half year, according to a new poll.

Obama’s Jewish support rises over past six months, AJC poll finds

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 30, 2012

WASHINGTON—President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.The poll, released...

McCain bemoans ‘daylight’ between U.S. and Israel over Iran threat

JTA February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The United States and Israel clearly have daylight in their assessment of the threat posed by Iran, U.S. Sen. John McCain said in Jerusalem."There should be no daylight between America and Israel in our assessment of the threat. Unfortunately,...

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