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

Was the gangster Meyer Lansky a mensch?

Was the gangster Meyer Lansky a mensch?

Shelley Sackett, The Jewish ExperiencePublished May 24, 2022

(The Jewish Experience) -- When Jonathan Lang set out to write a graphic novel about the notorious Jewish gangster Meyer Lansky, he was determined to capture the mobster's life in all its moral complexity. The result is 2019's "Meyer," for which...

Was Humphrey Bogart playing a famous Jewish gangster in this overlooked film noir?

Was Humphrey Bogart playing a famous Jewish gangster in this overlooked film noir?

By Henry Sapoznik, The ForwardPublished January 4, 2022

“This story was originally published on Jan. 4 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from The Forward delivered to you each morning.” Eighty years ago this month, Warner Brothers released “All Through the Night,” a comedy-drama...

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