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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

Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

JTA March 22, 2012

The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported. Police found Merah's passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is...

Police enter suspected killer’s Toulouse home; Netanyahu visits victims’ families

JTA March 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hours after Israeli Prime Minister paid a condolence visit to the Sandler family's home in Jerusalem, French police reportedly entered the home of the suspected killer. Police on early Thursday afternoon reportedly entered the Toulouse home...

Funeral for Toulouse victims held as police surround suspect’s home

JTA March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, as French police surrounded the home of their prime suspect. French police early Wednesday morning raided the Toulouse home of a...

Ex-soldiers eliminated as suspects in Toulouse attack

JTA March 20, 2012

Three former French soldiers who were believed to be involved in the shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse were questioned and released by French police. The men, who were dismissed from the military in 2008 for posing with a Nazi flag, have...

A scene from La Rafle (The Round Up)

Two film dramas tackle France’s roundup of Jews in 1942

by Cate Marquis Special to the Jewish Light July 27, 2011

Two different film dramas, “Sarah’s Key” and “La Rafle” (“The Roundup”), debuting in St. Louis this week, focus on the same historic event, the 1942 La Rafle du Velodrome d’Hiv, the French police roundup of Jewish families in Paris. Also...

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