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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

Letter to the editor: Global response is needed to fight COVID-19

Letter to the editor: Global response is needed to fight COVID-19

June 4, 2020

In the weeks following Marty Rochester’s commentary, “Foreign policy seems foreign to 2020 presidential campaign” (May 7, 2020), the worrying truth behind his observations was revealed even more clearly.The House of Representatives just passed a...

Letter to the editor: Jewish groups should renounce legislation

Letter to the editor: Jewish groups should renounce legislation

June 4, 2020

In May, the Missouri legislature passed a bill which, in the words of multiple opposed legislators, forces companies who have a major contract with the State of Missouri to sign a “loyalty oath” to the State of Israel (Senate Bill 739). A representative...

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2020

Letters to the editor: April 1, 2020

April 2, 2020

Commentary leaves out crucial contextI am writing regarding the recent op-ed in The New York Times that compared Israel’s current coronavirus quarantine to the Israel Defense Forces military curfew of the Palestinians that occurred in 2002 (“Stay...

Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2020

Letters to the editor: Jan. 15, 2020

January 16, 2020

Public art on the Millstone Campus Regarding the Jan. 8 article “Public art a highlight of reborn Millstone Campus” by Ellen Futterman: We were in Jerusalem when we spied a small 3-D bicyclist sculpture in a store window. We walked into the gallery...

Letters to the editor: November 13, 2019

Letters to the editor: November 13, 2019

November 14, 2019

Vetting of author’s ‘truths’ neededI was so very disappointed to discover that a partner of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis — the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival — has chosen to disparage Israel and the Israel Defense Forces by featuring Yousef...

Letters to the editor: November 30, 2019

Letters to the editor: November 30, 2019

October 31, 2019

Story on youth groups missed Friends of Israel ScoutsOn Oct. 9, the Jewish Light Ohr Chadash page published an article about Jewish Youth Groups in St. Louis. One Jewish Youth group, however, was missing from the list. That group is Shevet Keshet, the...

Letters to the editor: July 31, 2019

Letters to the editor: July 31, 2019

August 1, 2019

Drastic cuts in number of refugees admitted puts vulnerable people at riskYour July 24 editorial “Go Back to Decency” notes the role of groups such as the International Institute in “help(ing) newcomers find security and peace in their new home.”...

Letters to the editor: July 24, 2019

Letters to the editor: July 24, 2019

July 26, 2019

Two states would be ‘nightmare’Your analysis in a recent editorial (“Where are the Palestinians?” July 10 edition) that arresting a businessman who attended the Jared Kushner-led summit in Bahrain “is further proof that the Palestinian Authority...

Letters to the editor: July 10, 2019

Letters to the editor: July 10, 2019

July 11, 2019

Missouri’s abortion lawThe recent abortion law passed by the Missouri Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Parson, which prohibits an abortion after eight weeks and does not allow an exception for incest and rape, is an egregious travesty.The law would...

Letters to the editor: May 22, 2019

Letters to the editor: May 22, 2019

May 23, 2019

Aliyah should be part of the conversation Many readers no doubt shared Dorit Sasson’s assertion that the horrific shooting attack on the Chabad synagogue in Poway “made me feel more vulnerable than I have ever felt before” in her May 15 commentary,...

Letters to the editor: November 28, 2018

Letters to the editor: November 28, 2018

November 29, 2018

Bipartisan support for global health initiativesThe Jewish Light’s Nov. 14 editorial “Election Day: Show me two Missouris” notes that “non-partisan” coalitions, such as the laudable efforts of State Sen. Jill Schupp to reach across the aisle,...

Letters to the Editor: November 7, 2018

Letters to the Editor: November 7, 2018

November 8, 2018

A different take on vigil speakersI attended the vigil at the Jewish Community Center last Sunday (Oct. 28) and had a very different reaction than the opinion of Dr. Myron Jacobs (Letters to the Editor, Oct. 31 edition). To me, the program was uplifting...

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