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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

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Condemn rioters, not the whole party

By Marty Rochester January 28, 2021

The best definition of education I ever heard was provided by a University of Missouri-St. Louis colleague: “getting students to learn to cope with ambiguity.”This applies to anyone trying to understand some happening. The point here is that, although...

Participants at the ‘Walk in Support of Israel’ hold signs at the corner of Schuetz Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. More than 500 people attended the event, held in May. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Tumultuous 2017 brought joy, sadness to Jewish community

JEWISH LIGHT STAFF January 3, 2018

The year 2017 had its share of highpoints and lowpoints for the St. Louis Jewish community, perhaps the lowest of which came early in the year with a series of bomb threats to local Jewish institutions and the desecration of more than 150 headstones at...

People inside Central Reform Congregation peer out at police outside the synagogue on Sept. 15. Some protestors at the Friday night demonstrations in the Central West End took shelter inside CRC after vandalism occurred and police moved to disperse the crowd. Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Protesters find safety at Central Reform Congregation

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 20, 2017

When Central Reform Congregation posted a letter on Facebook Friday announcing that it would act as a “safe space” for people protesting the not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley case, leaders of the synagogue thought that most of the protest would...

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