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

A “selfie” of the writer, Tatiana Glezer

I was a proud Jew in Russia. When the war in Ukraine began, I knew I had to leave

Tatiana Glezer, Special For The Jewish LightPublished April 30, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Jewish Light learned of Russian Jew Tatiana Glezer, 41, and her plight through a network of friends in the United States. Largely fluent in English, she agreed to write her story exclusively for the Light. Many thanks to author and...

Debbie Bram, Cindy Nouri and Jackie Effert waiting to greet the family at the airport.

Jewish, Muslim, and Christian friends unite to welcome Afghan family to St. Louis

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished March 3, 2022

Since the Taliban regime’s 2021 return to power in Afghanistan in 2021, nearly 70,000 Afghanis have arrived in the United States, seeking safety. These new Americans have been temporarily housed on U.S. military bases. Nine U.S. resettlement agencies,...

Add new relevance to your seder with a Haggadah supplement focusing on contemporary issues.

Five seder supplements to consider for Passover this year

By Gabe Friedman, JTAPublished April 21, 2016

We get it: Most Jewish families don’t yearn to make their Passover seders longer.But there’s an entire world of seder upgrades and supplements out there providing myriad creative ways to freshen up the age-old tale of the Jews’ liberation from slavery...

Australian Jewish News publisher Robert Magid stirred controversy with his article arguing that Muslim boat people deprive sanctuary to legitimate refugees.

Down under, a furor over a Jewish publisher’s attack on boat people, Muslims

By Dan Goldberg, JTAPublished August 7, 2012

SYDNEY – An article on illegal boat people by the publisher of Australia’s main Jewish newspaper has ignited a storm of protest, with some critics savaging it for “vilifying Muslims” and promoting “xenophobic, Islamophobic and heartless sentiments.”...

Tel Aviv demonstration decries South Sudanese deportation

JTAPublished March 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of South Sudanese migrants and their Israeli supporters protested against the migrant's imminent deportation to their fledgling new country. The protest Saturday night in Tel Aviv was met with a counter protest by city residents....

South Sudanese refugees must leave Israel

JTAPublished February 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- South Sudan nationals living in Israel will have two months to return to their home country or face deportation, the Interior Ministry has announced. Since South Sudan has become an independent nation in July, refugees from the area no longer...

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