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

Eric Mink is a freelance writer and editor and teaches film studies at Webster University. He is a former columnist for the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch and the Daily News in New York. Contact him at ericmink1@gmail.com.

President’s Ukraine shell game damages U.S national security

ERIC MINK November 22, 2019

Distracted by political theater, we’re missing something significant, something more important than the admittedly historic dimensions of an ongoing impeachment inquiry into the actions of a sitting U.S. president. We’re missing the elemental...

Rabbi Mark Shook

Jewish values at odds with President Trump’s policies

BY RABBI MARK SHOOK October 19, 2018

A few years ago, I was on vacation in California, about to play golf on a highly recommended course. As a single golfer, I was assigned to play with three women from Minnesota. During the course of introductions, I was asked: “What do you do in St....

President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner, left, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on May 22. Photo: Israel Bardugo

A Good Start in the Middle East

Jewish Light Editorial May 25, 2017

Donald J. Trump’s first overseas trip as president deserves praise not only for its optics, but also for its geopolitical significance and his temperate presentation. Now, the tough work begins to turn a good start into a lasting accomplishment.During...

When Walking Trumps Talking

Jewish Light Editorial January 25, 2017

In the first two days of the newborn Trump administration, two opposite points of view collided forcefully:In his inaugural address, President Donald J. Trump said he was for the people. In marches in St. Louis and across the nation the next day, millions...

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