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

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Yonatan Sindel March 31, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at a memorial ceremony honoring late Israeli presidents and prime ministers held at the president’s residence in Jerusalem, March 28, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Irving and Kay Diamant in front of their store in 2011.

Irving Diamant, longtime owner of U. City deli, dies at 79

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 24, 2016

Irving Diamant, who with his wife, Kay, owned and operated Diamant’s Kosher Meat Market in University City for more than half a century, died Wednesday, Aug. 17. He was 79 and a longtime resident of the St. Louis area, most recently of Town & Country. Mr....

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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