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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Historic ‘firsts’ among Jewish Federation leaders

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 8, 2012

On Sept. 1, Andrew Rehfeld will assume his duties as the new Jewish Federation Chief Executive Officer and President, succeeding Barry Rosenberg, who has helmed the organization since 1993.  Until his retirement in 2013, Rosenberg will stay on to advise...

A man dressed as Elmo from Sesame Street is shown yelling anti-Semitic slurs in New Yorks Times Square, June 2012.

Friday Five: Ankie Spitzer, Hateful Elmo, Aaron Sorkin, Mikhail Fridman and Pamela Geller

By JTA Staff June 29, 2012

The global chorus is getting louder: Lawmakers and leaders from countries around the globe are calling for a moment of silence at this year’s summer Olympics to remember the 11 Israelis murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games. One of the most...

President Obama receives the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit from
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3,
2009.

Atlanta Jewish paper’s column on assassinating Obama sparks national uproar

By Uriel Heilman, JTA January 25, 2012

NEW YORK—When news outlets began reporting last Friday that the owner of the Atlanta Jewish Times had published an opinion column seemingly suggesting that Israel might be wise to assassinate President Barack Obama, the response from prominent American...

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