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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

Jared Kushner, left, and Avi Berkowitz at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, April 23, 2019. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images for TIME)

Alan Dershowitz nominates Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz for Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Kampeas February 1, 2021

(JTA) — Alan Dershowitz has nominated Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz, the Trump administration officials who shaped the Abraham Accords, for the Nobel Peace Prize.Dershowitz, the famed lawyer and pro-Israel activist, is an eligible nominator in his...

Image courtesy Diane Everman, Jewish Community Archives

Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

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

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

Letters to the Editor: Week of Oct. 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

D'var Torah response receives its own critiqueThe Oct. 5 commentary, "Torah portion deserves critical examination,"  David A. Rubin writes, "I was disappointed by the Sept. 14, 2011 D'var Torah. Rabbi James Stone Goodman's prose was certainly interesting,...

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel to speak at Wash.U commencement

April 7, 2011

Holocaust survivor, noted author and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will speak at Washington University's commencement ceremony in May, the university announced this week. The university's 150th Commencement will begin at 8:30 a.m. May 20 in Brookings Quadrangle...

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