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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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Chasidic man pleads not guilty to Purim eve arson

JTA March 14, 2012

A 22-year-old resident of a Chasidic enclave in New York pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Purim eve arson of a dissident neighbor's car. Aron Fromowitz of New Square pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Ramapo Town Court to setting fire to a car...

First Twersky prize awarded

JTA February 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- Andrew Silow-Carroll of the New Jersey Jewish News won the first David Twersky Journalism Award. Named for the paper's former editor who died of cancer in 2010 at age 60, the prize was awarded to Silow-Carroll for a column he wrote in September...

Chasidic teen pleads guilty to firebombing attack

JTA February 8, 2012

An 18-year-old Hasidic teen has pleaded guilty to assault in the firebombing of the home of a neighbor over a religious disagreement. Shaul Spitzer of the New York village of New Square, home to 7,000 people mostly from the Skverer Hasidic sect, on Tuesday...

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