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

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Letters to the editor: Jan. 27, 2021

January 27, 2021

‘For the People Act’ deserves supportVoting rights are among the most fundamental rights in a democratic society.  Recent events, like the Jan. 6 U. S. Capitol riots, showed just how fragile voting rights are in society.  Despite an absence of...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

Letters to the editor: Jan. 13, 2021

January 14, 2021

Staenberg family’s generosity deserves community's deepest gratitudeIn my 50+ years of residence in St. Louis, I have never written to the Jewish Light. However, learning of Michael Staenberg’s decision to step back from lead fundraising I wish to...

President Obama presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Israeli President Shimon Peres in the East Room of the White House in Washington, June 13, 2012.

Peres calls for renewed peace talks in medal ceremony

JTA REPORT June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — Receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, Israeli President Shimon Peres called for a renewal of peace talks with the Palestinians. “Israel and the Palestinians are ripe today to restart” peace talks,...

Peres, Bibi bringing up Pollard release with Obama

JTA March 5, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard. Peres told Pollard's wife, Esther, on Monday that he discussed the possibility of releasing Jonathan Pollard, who has been jailed for 27 years since...

Former national security adviser calls for Pollard clemency

JTA February 16, 2012

Robert McFarlane, who served as National Security Advisor under President Ronald Reagan, has called on President Obama to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard. McFarlane wrote in a Feb. 9 letter to President Obama that an affidavit filled by then Secretary...

Jonathan Pollard

Conference of Presidents meets Pollard

JTA January 27, 2012

NEW YORK—Leaders of the Conference of Presidents met with convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. The Tuesday meeting was held at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, where Pollard has served 27 years of a life sentence for espionage....

 A Hebrew sign reading

Jonathan Pollard enters 27th year in prison

By Jacob Kamaras/JointMedia News Service November 23, 2011

Rabbi Pesach Lerner has been visiting Jonathan Pollard in prison for two decades, and he says recently he has witnessed the deterioration of his health. But when advocating for Pollard's release, Lerner focuses on justice more than the humanitarian argument....

Despite appeals, Pollard not allowed to attend father’s funeral

June 22, 2011

WASHINGTON - Jonathan Pollard was not allowed to attend his father's funeral despite appeals from Israeli officials and supporters who shut down the White House switchboard.U.S. authorities would not release Pollard, who is jailed for spying for Israel,...

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