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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

Amazing racers, cake for breakfast and an unkosher extradition

By Marcy Oster , JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM—Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed: Racing to sanctify God's name A Modern Orthodox couple's participation in Israel's version of the "Amazing Race" has sparked a debate among the movement's rabbis. Akiva and...

Israel advances bill aimed at halting prostitution

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Knesset committee unanimously approved a bill that would levy severe punishment on consumers of sexual services in Israel. The Ministerial Committee for Legislation advanced the measure to the full Knesset on Sunday; a preliminary vote...

Norwegian mourners lighting memorial candles outside the
Domkirke Cathedral in Oslo for the July 22 attack victims in their
country, July 25, 2011. Photo: Alex Weisler

Anti-Muslim sentiments assessed after attacks in Norway

BY DAVID BAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS BEACON August 3, 2011

Dr. Ghazala Hayat recalls well the climate after the terrorist attacks nearly a decade ago. "I would say for sure, all over the country since 9/11, it's gotten worse," said Hayat , who chairs the public relations committee of the Islamic Foundation of...

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