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St. Louis Jewish Light

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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

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

One vote separates Jewish candidates in Mo. House race

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light August 15, 2012

Editor's note: The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners declined to certify the results of the Democratic Primary in the state's 87th District after it was revealed that 102 voters received incorrect ballots at their polling place. A new...

Letters to the editor, week of Aug. 8, 2012

August 8, 2012

Romney speech perpetuates stereotypeMitt Romney managed to put both feet in his mouth at the same time this week. Not only did the Palestinians express umbrage at his comment about Israeli culture being at the root of economic success but those of us...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Tommy Goldenberg — for 50+ years, ‘Soundtrack’ for community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 12, 2012

This week’s Cohnipedia marks the first anniversary of the column’s debut. Cohnipedia is designed to focus on specific persons, places or events in the 200+ years of St. Louis Jewish history. It seems fitting for this first anniversary installment...

Jennifer Bernstein

Taking a local stand against discrimination

BY JENNIFER BERNSTEIN May 16, 2012

One thing is clear: The Missouri State legislature is not doing enough to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The misguided HB 2051 “Don’t Say Gay” bill recently introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives...

Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman represents the states 73rd District, encompassing Clayton and Richmond Heights.

Legislators express frustration, cautious hope

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 8, 2012

Three members of the Missouri House of Representatives, all Democrats and all members of the informal "Jewish caucus" in the General Assembly, expressed a combination of frustration at being repeatedly blocked as they seek their legislative goals, and...

Letters to the editor: Editorial on House bill draws support

April 6, 2011

The editorial "Standing Up to Fear Mongering" appropriately and eloquently takes the Missouri House of Representatives to task for wasting time on a proposal to amend the Missouri Constitution to prohibit Missouri courts from applying Sharia law. JCRC...

Editorial: Standing Up to Fear Mongering

March 30, 2011

While our state economy is recovering at a snail's pace from the dread recession caused largely by greed and market manipulation (practices utilized by many raised and well-versed in the so-called Judeo-Christian tradition, the relevance of which should...

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