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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

High school students from the Gimnasiya in Jerusalem participate in the ceremony commemorating soldiers killed in the line of duty on Israels Memorial Day, April 25, 2012.

Siren ushers in Israel’s Memorial Day

JTA April 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A one-minute siren marked the beginning of Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day, Israel's official Memorial Day. Tuesday evening's siren was immediately followed by a national ceremony held at the Western Wall and televised...

Brazil remembers Jewish and Afro-descendant Shoah victims

JTA January 31, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's president attended a Holocaust remembrance ceremony that honored Jewish and Afro-descendant victims. President Dilma Rousseff and several Jewish and non-Jewish officials attended a Holocaust remembrance ceremony held Jan. 29...

A universal message for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Dieter Graumann, JTA January 25, 2012

It has taken decades for the international community to deal with the Holocaust in a really serious way. Perhaps a new generation first had to emerge with sufficient courage to ask about the causes of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe"...

At last year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)  at the Jewish Community Center, singer Tal Sondak performs. This year, the JCC welcomes musician Pini Cohen and his band to the community celebration, set for Monday, May 9.  
File photo: Kristi Foster

JCC plans Israel holiday celebrations

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light May 4, 2011

Remembrance followed by celebration will once again be the guiding themes of this year's observance of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut."You can't really have one without the other," said Rabbi Brad Horwitz, director of the Helene Mirowitz Center for...

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