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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



Dan KitwoodPublished September 26, 2018

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn arriving at a party meeting in London, Sept. 4, 2018. Labour’s National Executive committee decided on the party’s new anti-Semitism definition. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Raisman says she was for Munich 11 moment of silence

JTA REPORTPublished August 8, 2012

Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman expressed her support for a moment of silence at the Olympics for the Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games. Raisman was speaking to reporters Tuesday following her gold medal performance in the floor exercise. “Having...

IOC’s Rogge hears sharp criticism at London memorial for Munich 11

By Miriam Shaviv, JTAPublished August 7, 2012

LONDON — The president of the International Olympic Committee came under attack from successive speakers at a London memorial for the Munich 11. Jacques Rogge, who was in the audience on Monday night, was blamed for refusing to allow a minute of silence...

Australia’s Steven Solomon takes fast track to Olympics

By Dan Goldberg, JTAPublished August 2, 2012

SYDNEY -- Moments after Steven Solomon walked into Ramat Gan Stadium for the opening of the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel, the Australian teenager sent his parents a photo with a message describing how amazing it was to be at his first “Jewish Olympics.”...

Aly Raisman, Jason Lezak shine for Team USA

By JTA StaffPublished July 31, 2012

While both took to the podiums in London this week to receive medal, 18-year-old Aly Raisman’s Olympic star was rising as 36-year-old swimmer Jason Lezak’s appeared to be setting.Raisman, of Needham, Mass., helped Team USA take the women’s team...

With special prayers and kosher food, Jewish London embracing Olympic spirit

By Miriam Shaviv, JTAPublished July 30, 2012

LONDON — For Leslie Lyndon and the London Jewish community, it was a minor miracle.When Lyndon carried the Olympic torch through a north London neighborhood last week, it was more than representative of how Jewish Londoners have embraced the Olympic...

Graphic from the official Palestinian Olympic Facebook page, featuring the five Palestinian Olympians for the 2012 Summer games in London.

Palestinian Olympic participation brings conflict to the fore

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished July 19, 2012

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A portrait of the two most prominent Palestinian leaders -- current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and former President Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 -- hangs in the conference room of the Palestinian Olympic Committee...

Jason Lezak, second from right, after winning the gold medal for the U.S. 400-meter medley relay team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, August 2008.

America’s Jewish Olympians head to London with Jewish pride

By Hillel Kuttler, JTAPublished July 18, 2012

BALTIMORE (JTA) – Jason Lezak -- no newcomer to Olympic glory -- recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games. “I definitely would hope to … get onto the podium there and win a medal for the USA,” Lezak, a seven-time...

Israel’s Olympians heading to London thinking medals, remembering slain countrymen

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished July 9, 2012

TEL AVIV — Israelis and their Summer Olympics athletes are eyeing the upcoming London Games with excitement and disappointment. The athletes are hoping that for the sixth straight summer Games, at least one of them will come home with a medal. Yet they...

The Tower Bridge in London, decorated with the five Olympic rings in preparation for the 2012 Summer Games, June 2012.

As London’s Jews prepare for Olympics, Munich 11 on their minds

By Miriam Shaviv, JTAPublished July 2, 2012

LONDON — For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one.On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian...

Jewish leaders accuse London’s Livingstone of ‘classic anti-Semitism’

JTAPublished March 22, 2012

Ken Livingstone, the former mayor of London seeking to reclaim his post, used language that was nearly "classic anti-Semitism" in a meeting with the city's Jewish community leaders, the leaders said. Livingstone, of the Labour Party, said the Jewish...

Limmud’s Helena Miller wins Max Fisher Prize for education

JTAPublished March 22, 2012

A co-chairman of Limmud International, Helena Miller, was awarded the Max Fisher Prize for Jewish Education in the Diaspora. Miller is the first British woman chosen to receive the annual prize, which will be presented in Jerusalem in June. he prize is...

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