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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

In this handout provided by the EU Delegation in Vienna, representatives of the European Union, Iran and others attend the Iran nuclear talks at the Grand Hotel in the Austrian capital, April 15, 2021. (EU Delegation in Vienna via Getty Images)

The pro-Israel Iran dilemma: How to influence a policy that Biden has yet to unveil

Ron Kampeas April 22, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe Biden’s Iran deal inbox has been quite full lately. On March 10, 70 Democrats and 70 Republicans in the House sent the president a letter in the hopes that “any agreement or set of agreements with Iran must be comprehensive...

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Hate has no place here

By Stacey Newman February 25, 2021

A prominent Missourian from Cape Girardeau died last week, and elected leaders were quick to applaud or acknowledge his “controversial” work.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch described Rush Limbaugh’s longtime national radio program with a reach of more...

Attendees at the Republican Jewish Coalitions annual leadership meeting hold up signs while waiting to see President Donald Trump speak at The Venetian Las Vegas, April 6, 2019. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Do Jewish conservatives still have a home in the post-Trump Republican Party?

Ron Kampeas February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Five months ago Rabbi Alan Sherman appeared in a political ad draped in a prayer shawl and blowing a shofar ”as a wake-up call to all Jews, to wake up and vote for Donald Trump.”Trump lost. And his bid to overturn the election,...

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BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI January 28, 2021

TOPSHOT - Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI...

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October 8, 2020

Marine Le Pen arrives to deliver her speech during her National Rally Party's first public meeting following the summer break, on Sept. 6, 2020, in Frejus, southeastern France. (Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images)  

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SAUL LOEB September 18, 2020

From left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020....

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ANGELA WEISS June 17, 2020

Orthodox children watch as protesters march through Brooklyn, June 3, 2020. Some yeshivas have provided instructions for parents to bring their children back to yeshiva three months after schools closed due to the pandemic. Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images 

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JACK GUEZ April 27, 2020

Israelis wearing protective masks and dressed mainly in black take part in a demonstration on April 25, 2020, in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square to protest what they consider threats to Israeli democracy. They stood 2 meters apart because of the coronavirus pandemic....

Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid

Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid

February 26, 2020

From left to right: Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, the leaders of the Blue and White coalition, at the announcement of their alliance in Tel Aviv, Feb. 21, 2019. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Getting out the vote

Ellen Futterman, Editor February 20, 2020

Media wunderkind Gabe Fleisher, son of Central Reform Rabbi Randy Fleisher and teen host of “Wake Up to Politics” on St. Louis Public Radio, will lead a discussion with Chicago-based author and journalist Jeff Fleischer at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8 at...

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Photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images February 6, 2020

Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa arrives to attend an Arab League emergency meeting discussing the US-brokered proposal for a settlement of the Middle East conflict at the league headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo...

Gabe Fleisher will host a new politics podcast for St. Louis Public Radio.  Photo: David Kovaluk 

Gabe Fleisher to host political podcast for St. Louis Public Radio

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 16, 2020

John Burroughs senior Gabe Fleisher has been tapped to host a new KWMU (STL’s NPR affiliate) podcast, “Wake Up To Politics.” In each brief episode, Fleisher and an expert will deconstruct various political processes and systems behind the news....

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