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Missouris small towns are filled with rich Jewish history

Missouri’s small towns are filled with rich Jewish history

Eric Berger, Special For The Jewish LightPublished June 1, 2022

Mara Cohen Ioannides, an English professor at Missouri State University, once lived in New York where, she said, “If you want something, you ask for it.” So Cohen Ioannides did not understand when the editor of OzarksWatch magazine approached her...

New Truman bio offers balanced perspective on his presidency

New Truman bio offers balanced perspective on his presidency

ROBERT A. COHN , Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished May 4, 2022

In his superbly written new biography, “The Trials of Harry S. Truman,” Jeffrey Frank, a Presidential historian, avoids both adulation and harsh judgment of the Man from Missouri. For admirers and skeptics of HST, Frank, who previously wrote about...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPIPublished August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve talks to the crowds while holding oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPIPublished August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve anoints a protesters hands with oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one...

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BILL GREENBLATT/UPIPublished August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve is placed under arrest at the entrance of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one year...

The medical logic of Todd Akin might have sounded entirely plausible to Steve Martins “Saturday Night Live” character Theodoric, the Medieval barber/surgeon, who explained one ailment as arising, from an imbalance of bodily humors caused by a toad or a small dwarf living in her stomach.”

Akin’s comment triggers biting responses

By Eric MinkPublished September 5, 2012

Todd Akin’s amiable embrace of nonsense science and his numbskull decision to modify the word “rape” with the word “legitimate” are electronically enshrined for eternity. His televised interview with Fox 2 reporter Charles Jaco barely two weeks...

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 LightPublished 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...

Editorial: Pulpit Bullies

Published August 1, 2012

Missouri’s Catholic bishops, champions of Amendment 2 (set for Tuesday’s ballot in Missouri) say the measure is needed because religious values are becoming “marginalized in society.”We don’t mean to be disrespectful to those bishops or other...

Letters to the editor, week of July 25, 2012

Published July 25, 2012

Amendment 2 is troubling On Tuesday, Aug. 7, as part of Missouri’s primary election, there will be a measure on the ballot known as Amendment 2.  The ballot measure is called “Freedom to Pray in Public Places” but this title is misleading. Amendment...

 Karen Aroesty

Protect religious liberty: Vote no on Amendment 2

BY KAREN AROESTYPublished July 25, 2012

For more than 200 years the Missouri Constitution has protected the religious liberty of all Missourians whether in the majority or minority.   It already provides all Missourians with the right to private and voluntary prayer in public schools, workplaces...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

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

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished 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...

Eastbound car 1606 picks up speed on Delmar after crossing Union in April 1963. The Rindskopf Funeral Home is on the left, Thoms Pontiac on the right. This was a great spot for “trolley watching,” as the cars really flew if no passengers were in sight.

Clang, Clang, Clang Went the Trolley!

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished June 14, 2012

Entrepreneur Joe Edwards, whose vision is responsible for Blueberry Hill, the Pageant and the Moonrise Hotel, and who helped ignite the Delmar Loop Renaissance, is making progress toward fulfillment of his latest dream: construction of a trolley system...

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