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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

Rabbi Irving Breitowitz will take part in Chabad’s upcoming Jewish Law and Ethics Symposium.  

Chabad symposium goes virtual with Sen. Danforth

Published August 14, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Chabad of Greater St. Louis will host the 26th “Jewish Law & Ethics Symposium,” a forum comparing Jewish legal and ethical principles with contemporary law and public policy. The panel, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and moderated...


Spencer PlattPublished 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....



Win McNameePublished 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 McNameePublished 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)

N.Y. attorney general settles with company over Shabbat dispute

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished June 8, 2012

NEW YORK -- State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement with a company accused of discriminating against a Shabbat-observant employee. According to a press release put out by the attorney general, a new hire at Milrose Consultants,...

Editorial: Unsettled law

Published May 16, 2012

Here’s a novel concept in dealing with the Ulpana apartment buildings in Beit El, Israel: Apply law and equity, and forget politics. The 30 apartment units are ordered by Israel’s highest court to be demolished by July 1. The court determined that...

Knesset passes law banning underweight models

JTAPublished March 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Knesset approved a new law that would ban the use of underweight models in advertising. The law passed Monday night also requires that any ad digitally altered to make a model look thinner must say so in the advertisement. Kadima...


JCC responds to Bank of America suit over contract

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished March 2, 2012

Financial giant Bank of America has filed suit against the Jewish Community Center for breach of contract over issues related to repayment of bonds and a revolving line of credit, according to court documents. The bank launched the action against the...

Israel must criminalize the purchase of sexual services

By Gili Varon, JTAPublished February 2, 2012

RAMAT GAN, Israel -- In Israel, an estimated 15,000 individuals are involved in prostitution, including 5,000 under the age of 18, according to reports shared with the Task Force on Human Trafficking by Knesset member Orit Zuaretz of the Kadima Party,...

John Chasnoff of the American Civil Liberties Union and Gail Wechsler of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis join Muslims in Jefferson City, Mo. on April 12 to protest a proposed law banning sharia.  (Missouri News Horizon / Creative Commons)

Anti-sharia laws stir concerns that halachah could be next

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTONPublished May 4, 2011

With conservative lawmakers across the United States trying to outlaw sharia, or Islamic religious law, Jewish organizations are concerned that halachah could be next.If the state legislative initiatives targeting sharia are successful, they would gut...

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