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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

David A. Rubin is a local attorney.

Time for a change in Mideast

By David A. Rubin January 4, 2017

It’s been hard to miss all of the Israel-related activity of the past week. The U.N. Security Council passed a one-sided resolution, from which the United States abstained. The next day Secretary of State John Kerry gave a lengthy speech directed primarily...

Radical Moderation

Jewish Light Editorial January 4, 2017

The polarization and vicious rhetoric on so many issues in 2016 made us feel like the middle was hollowing out of society. It seemed like everywhere, from the world stage to our Missouri backyard, people were lining up on opposite sides of a deep chasm,...

Rabbi Stewart Weiss is director of the Jewish Outreach Center of Ra’anana and a member of the Ra’anana City Council. His commentary was originally published by the Jerusalem Post, online at jpost.com.

Between civility and censorship

BY RABBI STEWART WEISS November 30, 2016

“Life and Death are in the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21)The strength of the Jewish People has always primarily resided in our power of speech. Speech that comes from our propensity for prayer, in good times and bad; speech that emanates...

Dennis Ross, shown speaking at a Washington Institute for Near
East Policy conference, and the White House cited his desire to
spend more time with his family as the reason for stepping down as
President Obama’s top Middle East strategist. Photo: Stan Barouh,
courtesy the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

A mixed legacy as Ross steps down: Iran isolated, but peace still missing

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON November 16, 2011

Dennis Ross got back in the driver's seat, yet three years later the peace is still missing. Ross, a veteran of four failed presidential pushes for Middle East peace, announced Nov. 10 that he would be leaving his post as President BarackObama's top Middle...

Rabbi James Stone Goodman serves Congregation Neve Shalom and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association.

O Holy Shabbes Inspiration Pinchas

By Rabbi James Stone Goodman July 13, 2011

You know we are dreaming peace all the time nowthe evidence of that broken letter vavin the word shalom of brit shalom [Numbers 25:12]the covenant of peacethat may be what's holding it up - Let's fix the vav in the brit shalomthis reward that is given...

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