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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

Philanthropist Larry Goodman contributes $3 million to Ben-Gurion U.

JTA February 21, 2012

Chicago philanthropist Larry Goodman has contributed $3 million to a housing and community involvement program at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Goodman started the program, which provides housing to students in exchange for community involvement,...

Tax-exemptions bill for donations to settlements advances

JTA February 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli parliament committee approved a bill that would provide tax exemptions for donations to institutions that participate in "strengthening Zionism and encouraging Zionist settlement." The measure approved Sunday by the Knesset's Ministerial...

Israel attacks Gaza sites in response to rocket fire

JTA February 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Air Force attacked four targets in Gaza, in response to rocket fire from Gaza that injured an Israeli woman. The attacks early Monday morning struck three tunnels between Gaza and Israel as well as what the IDF said in a statement...

Israel grants Bedouin community its first solar field license

JTA February 8, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Public Utility Authority granted the first-ever license for a solar project in the Bedouin community, which is being funded by the U.S. government. The license was granted Monday for the solar energy field, which will be built in...

Samantha Weil

Experiencing Israel—a journey to be continued

By Samantha Weil January 25, 2012

Before leaving for Israel, I didn't fully understand the deep connection and love people have for it. I had learned a lot about Israel throughout my Jewish education, but I never felt a personal connection with the country or its people. Although I was...

Where Rockets Miss, A Kibbutz Prospers

By Jeffrey F. Barken, JointMedia News Service November 23, 2011

Kibbutz Dorot lies roughly 10 miles from the Gaza border, 4.5 miles from the college town of Sderot and 18 miles from the Israeli port city of Ashkelon. Strangely, the kibbutz appears to be protected from the sporadic volleys of rockets launched by terrorist...

Moshe Zohar, who grew these pomegranate trees on his farm in the Negev, is facing eviction from the same government agencies that granted him the land.

Negev wine producers claim battle over land is sour grapes

By Sue Fishkoff, JTA August 4, 2010

BEERSHEBA, Israel - Moshe Zohar's hands are rough and callused, his face lined with the dust of the desert he farms half an hour outside this southern Israeli city. Eleven years ago Zohar, his wife, Hilda, and their three children settled on this harsh...

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