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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

Rabbi Scott Shafrin

Pray for justice in our time

By Rabbi Scott Shafrin September 5, 2019

What is justice? What does it mean to be living in a just society? What would that look like? And how do we know when we are acting justly or when we fail to meet that loftiest of goals?From the very first word of this week’s Torah portion, Shoftim...

Shooting At Southern Californian Synagogue Leaves One Dead

Shooting At Southern Californian Synagogue Leaves One Dead

David McNew April 29, 2019

People attend a prayer and candlelight vigil at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church on April 27, 2019 in Poway, California. A gunman opened fire at the nearby Congregation Chabad synagogue on the last day of Passover leaving one person dead...

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Spencer Platt July 4, 2018

The June 12, 2014 abduction of three Israeli yeshiva boys in the West Bank, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel, and Eyal Yifrach, sparked rallies in Jewish communities worldwide calling for their safe return. Their murdered bodies were found on June 30, 2014....

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Win McNamee December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: Alan Gross (L), recently released by Cuban authorities, makes brief remarks with his wife Judy (R) during a press conference at his lawyer's office shortly after arriving in the United States December 17, 2014 in Washington,...

Alan Gross

Alan Gross

Win McNamee December 17, 2014

Alan Gross, newly freed from a Cuban prison, making brief remarks with his wife, Judy, at a news conference at his lawyer’s office in Washington shortly after arriving in the United States, Dec. 17, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

John Demjanjuk in Israels Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Demjanjuk was accused of concealing a past as a Nazi concentration camp guard. File photo: Flash 90

Genocide criminals faced justice in 2011

By Eric Mink, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

It was a good year for genocide. Or, more precisely, 2011 was a good year for pursuing, prosecuting and punishing mass murderers, torturers, sadists, rapists and exterminators-and the ideologues, strategists and functionaries who enable the dirty work...

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