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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 11, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan's leading role in framing Republican budget policy in assessing Mitt Romney's pick as running mate. Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken...

Eric Mink

Conservatives channel ‘Animal House’ on ACA decision

By Eric Mink July 4, 2012

Republicans seem distressed and disoriented since last week’s multi-part U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. I can’t tell if they’re apoplectic at losing what they thought was...

The Cedars of Town and Country

New Cedars owner says he’s committed to keeping facility’s ‘Jewish character’

By Repps Hudson, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT May 2, 2012

The long-troubled Cedars at the JCA has a new name – the Cedars of Town & Country – and a new owner who vows to restore the complete Jewish character of the long-term care facility.At the same time, Makhlouf “Mark” Suissa says he wants to...

Rabbi David Saperstein

Medicaid reforms need not undermine services

By David Saperstein and William Daroff, JTA February 13, 2012

WASHINGTON—During February, Jewish communities across North America observe Jewish Disability Awareness Month. It is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of the needs, strengths, opportunities and challenges of individuals with disabilities in our...

Jewish groups exhale after vote extends Medicaid program

By Jacob Berkman, JTA August 18, 2010

NEW YORK - Jewish groups are breathing a sigh of relief after Congress passed a law that saved them $150 million to $200 million.  President Barack Obama on Aug. 10 signed into law a bill that extends relief provided by the federal government to individual...

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