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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Protesters shout ‘dirty Jews’ at Paris rally against police racism

JTA June 18, 2020

Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore, a black man who died in police custody there in 2016.The chants erupted at Republique Square on Saturday...

Untitled 11 in Burson’s “Hidden in Plain Sight” series, mixed media on paper.

Local artist’s exhibition explores long-hidden family secret

By Sarah Weinman, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 13, 2012

The exhibition “Hidden in Plain Sight” sheds light on a long-kept secret in artist Bunny Burson’s family. The artist’s maternal grandparents attempted to escape from Germany and Latvia between 1938 and 1941, after they helped their children immigrate...

Supporters of Nicolas Sarkozy awaiting his arrival at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, April 15, 2012.

Sarkozy falls in first round of French vote, but not in Jewish eyes

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA April 23, 2012

PARIS -- Jewish voters couldn't put incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy over the top in the first round of presidential elections in France. The Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande eked out a 1.4 percent victory on Sunday over Sarkozy, the center-right...

Protesters raising a banner reading in France, we kill Blacks, Jews, and Arabs during a silent demonstration in Paris, March 20, 2012.

Toulouse attack leaves French Jewish community shaken

By Dana Kennedy, JTA March 20, 2012

PARIS—When Arie Bensemhoun, a Jewish community leader in Toulouse, woke up Tuesday morning, he thought for a moment that the horrific shooting of three children and a rabbi at a local Jewish school might just have been a bad dream.Like others in the...

 

Circus Flora, many congratulations

By Lois Caplan March 7, 2012

TOAST OF THE TOWN, this year’s annual J Associates fundraiser Saturday, April 21, will be held at The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.  It is to be presented in the style of “The Ed Sullivan Show” (are you old enough to remember that?) and will...

French prime minister calls for end to ritual slaughter

JTA March 6, 2012

PARIS -- French Prime Minister Francois Fillon advised Muslims and Jews to forego ritual slaughter practices he deems un-modern, sparking controversy. “I think religions should think about maintaining traditions that no longer have much in common with...

French politician says he was verbally assaulted by group

JTA March 1, 2012

PARIS -- A Socialist politician in France and his partner said they were verbally assaulted by a group who shouted an anti-Semitic slur as well as support for the far-right National Front Party. Arnaud Montebourg, a leading Socialist politician, and...

Court upholds ruling against Le Pen for ‘contesting’ Shoah

JTA February 17, 2012

PARIS -- A Paris court upheld an earlier decision against far-right former presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen for "contesting" the Holocaust. On Thursday a Paris appeals court upheld a 2008 decision and said Le Pen was guilty of " the contestation...

Paris court upholds LePen Holocaust decision

JTA February 17, 2012

PARIS -- A Paris court upheld an earlier decision condemning extreme-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen for "contesting" the Holocaust. On Thursday a Paris appeals court upheld a 2008 decision, and said Le Pen was guilty of "the contestation of crimes against...

Shalit and parents meet with Sarkozy in Paris

JTA February 9, 2012

PARIS -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and his parents met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the presidential palace in Paris. "We are very happy to be here at the Elysee Palace," said Noam Shalit, speaking to journalists Wednesday...

Brasserie by Niches boeuf bourguignon, a chuck stew seared and
braised in California burgundy-like wine and veal stock with baby
shitake mushrooms and pearl onions, served on a bed of potato
puree.

‘Brasserie’ offers delicious, approachable French cuisine

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

The dictionary defines a brasserie as "an informal French restaurant serving simple hearty food." That is exactly what Gerard Craft, our town's celebrity chef (and founder of Niche in the Benton Park neighborhood), had in mind when he opened Brasserie...

French rabbi questioned in rape of minor females

JTA REPORT January 18, 2012

A founder of the French Liberal Jewish movement was questioned on suspicion that he raped several female minors. French media reported Tuesday that Rabbi Daniel Farhi, 70, was questioned the same day at a police station in Paris. He has denied the accusations....

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