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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Jewish Lights Bob Cohn appears on KMOX regarding MLKs visit to St. Louis

Jewish Light’s Bob Cohn appears on KMOX regarding MLK’s visit to St. Louis

Published January 20, 2022

On Tuesday, St. Louis Jewish Light Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Bob Cohn was a guest on The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors to discuss his article (read below) on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's visit to St. Louis in 1960. Cohn discussed King's...

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy are shown on June 22, 1963 in Washington, D.C.

What was lost with murders of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy?

ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished May 31, 2018

“Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin?  He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young.  But I just look around and he’s gone.” — Lyric from “Abraham, Martin and John,” by Dion DiMucci It is hard to believe that...

Rabbi Tracy Nathan is a community chaplain with Jewish Family & Children’s Service and teaches at B’nai Amoona, Kol Rinah, and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School.

Take the long view and hold on

By Rabbi Tracy NathanPublished January 25, 2017

In 1853, Theodore Parker, an abolitionist and advocate for women’s suffrage and a Unitarian minister, preached these words: “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate...

Rabbi Marc Schneier,  the president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding,  is the author of  ‘Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish Community’  and co-author with Imam Shamsi Ali of  ‘Sons of Abraham: A Candid Conversation about the Issues that Divide and Unite Jews and Muslims.’ His commentary was distributed by JTA. 

As allies of Martin Luther King, Jews must fight for Muslims’ civil rights

By Rabbi Marc SchneierPublished January 11, 2017

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., American Jews should reflect anew upon the epic struggle he led to free African-Americans from the shackles of bigotry and take pride in the singular role played by the Jewish community in support...

Continuing to proclaim liberty, 50 years after ‘Freedom Riders’

BY RABBI ARI HENDINPublished May 11, 2011

In this week's Torah portion, Behar, God instructs the Israelites, via Moses, that every 50 years they are to observe a jubilee (yovel) year in which they shall "proclaim liberty (dror) throughout the land." This phrase should "ring a bell," since it...

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon (right), general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, spoke during  “Bridging Divides through Interfaith Initiatives” last week.

Jewish, Christian speakers bridge interfaith ‘divides’

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished April 13, 2011

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, became close friends when each worked in St. Louis before assuming...

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