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

Presbyterians narrowly reject divestment

Presbyterians narrowly reject divestment

JTA REPORT July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — In a narrow vote, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected divestment from companies doing business with Israeli security forces in the West Bank. The 333-331 vote, with two abstentions, in Pittsburgh late Thursday...

Methodist pension board rejects divestment petition

JTA March 14, 2012

The Methodist Pension Board rejected a proposal to divest from companies that supply products to Israel's military. The United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits unanimously approved a resolution earlier this month that would allow...

Pro-Palestinian Presbyterians close Facebook page after complaints

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A pro-Palestinian Presbyterian church affiliate pulled down its Facebook page after Jewish groups complained about offensive postings. "At present, Facebook does not provide a setting where fans can 'like' and 'share' links without posting...

On Arab anti-Semitism, from indifference to complicity

By David J. Michaels, JTA January 26, 2012

WASHINGTON—The link between hatred of Jews and of the only Jewish state often requires little conjecture. This is particularly so in the Arab world, where cultivated popular anti-Semitism has been ignored abroad as an impetus of regional conflict. For...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.