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

LGBT Jews say it’s increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel and queer

By Ben Sales, JTA June 28, 2017

NEW YORK — For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem.But this year, Grauer was confronted by the...

Israelis Ido (left) and Eden shared stories about their army service and life afterwards with a largely Christian audience in Ellisville. Photo: Eric Berger

St. Louis evangelical Christians stand with Israel, too

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 15, 2017

It wasn’t the sort of question you typically hear at an Israel advocacy event in the United States. But many of the more than 130 Christians gathered Sunday in Ellisville applauded when an audience member asked two Israeli speakers: Do the “Jewish...

Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day in 2013 by waving flags as they walk to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  File photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

JCRC leader: We should embrace diverse Jewish voices in discussions about Israel

By Maharat Rori Picker-Neiss January 26, 2017

There is no one way to be pro-Israel. Our Jewish community maintains a strong, passionate, active, and engaged relationship with the State of Israel. How that should manifest, the values we should espouse, the goals we should work toward, the policies...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks of President
Barack Obamas commitment with Israel in a seven-minute internet
video released by the Obama campaign. The video is part of an
effort to respond to attacks on Obamas record on Israel.

Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida Jews

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON-Barack Obama won't show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida's Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president's supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State. Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any...

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