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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

Op-Ed: Obama, Jewish tradition agree on universal health care

By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, JTA July 30, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- "My son, the doctor." Why does every Jewish mother have to have a doctor in the family? It might be because the immigrant mentality desperately desires a secure and well-paid profession, but in fact, there is a deeper reason why Jewish...

A good deed for health care in a weary world

By Alan van Capelle, JTA July 8, 2012

NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is far more than a narrow legal decision. It is a decisive affirmation of what is right. Health care surely is right — and a right. This issue is highly personal, hitting home...

Eric Mink

Conservatives channel ‘Animal House’ on ACA decision

By Eric Mink July 4, 2012

Republicans seem distressed and disoriented since last week’s multi-part U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. I can’t tell if they’re apoplectic at losing what they thought was...

Letters to the Editor, week of July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012

Can We Talk? kudosThe last few editions featuring the mentally ill and developmentally disabled (Can We Talk? series, June 6-27) was warmly received. The turnout for the discussion program was amazing. I hope you can keep this going and maybe get more...

Rabbi Susan Talve addresses the crowd at a health care rally on Thursday evening in front of Vintage Vinyl in the U. City Loop. Several Jewish organizations and congregations were represented at the rally.

Jewish groups largely applaud health care ruling

By Zach Silberman, JTA July 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — American Jewish groups — with the notable exception of the Republican Jewish Coalition — were largely satisfied with the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote. Nancy Kaufman,...

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds most of Obama’s health care law

JTA REPORT June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts voting in the majority. The Court upheld the most controversial provision of the law that required all...

 

Contraception debate a particularly bitter pill amid election-year politics

By Eric Mink March 7, 2012

I confess to a certain comic fascination with the clown-car, train-wreck, seltzer-in-the-pants-on-fire Republican presidential nominating process. After the election, I suspect Ron Suskind, Jon Alter or Bob Woodward will write a book revealing that people...

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