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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

Attendees at the Republican Jewish Coalitions annual leadership meeting hold up signs while waiting to see President Donald Trump speak at The Venetian Las Vegas, April 6, 2019. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Do Jewish conservatives still have a home in the post-Trump Republican Party?

Ron Kampeas February 1, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Five months ago Rabbi Alan Sherman appeared in a political ad draped in a prayer shawl and blowing a shofar ”as a wake-up call to all Jews, to wake up and vote for Donald Trump.”Trump lost. And his bid to overturn the election,...

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens organized a clean-up event at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City following vandalism in 2017.

RJC: Despite affair, Gov. Greitens still ‘family’

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer January 17, 2018

The Republican Jewish Coalition responded last week to the recent infidelity and blackmail allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens by stating that the Jewish Republican “is family.”The former Navy SEAL, who took office a year ago and has been...

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Monday as part of a trade mission to Israel paid for by the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Hawthorn Foundation. PHOTO: Facebook

Gov. Greitens visits Israel

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer November 8, 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens traveled to Israel on Sunday as part of a trade mission sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Hawthorn Foundation.The governor planned to meet with government and business leaders “in an effort to strengthen...

Congressional Dems upset at Jerusalem platform omission

By Ron Kampeas, JTA September 5, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Congressional Democrats expressed disappointment about the removal from the Democratic Party platform of a reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) told JTA on Wednesday that the controversy surrounding...

Left to right, Matthew Brooks, Ari Fleischer and Elie Pieprz in Modiin registering American citizens in Israel to vote in Novembers U.S. presidential elections, July 11, 2012.

As U.S. officials descend on Israel, Republicans rally for votes

By Ben Sales, JTA July 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- For a few days at least, the old joke about Israel being the 51st U.S. state feels true. A litany of U.S. officials and politicians are parading through Israel this month, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week and presumptive...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, January 13, 2011.

Visit to Israel gives Romney chance to shore up foreign policy, evangelical cred

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks. A Romney campaign official...

Republican Jewish Coalition leaders to campaign in Israel

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes. The voter registration drive led by Ari Fleischer, the press secretary during the George W. Bush presidency and an RJC board member,...

Jewish backers of Rick Santorum, shown speaking at an Arizona
Republican Party fundraiser in Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2012, say Jewish
voters should look past his hard-line social conservatism and
consider his message on the economy and on Israel.

Surging Santorum has Jewish GOPers shrugging, shvitzing and kvelling

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- If Rick Santorum secures the Republican nomination, expect to hear this mantra from his Jewish supporters: In times of crisis, social issues don’t matter. The former Pennsylvania senator, who is leading in national polls in the race for...

Mitt Romney speaks to the Republican Jewish Coalition
presidential candidates forum on Dec. 7. Photo: Republican Jewish
Coalition

Republican hopefuls preview lines of attack at RJC forum

By Adam Kredo, JTA, WASHINGTON December 14, 2011

Iran's nuclear program appears to be racing ahead. The Middle East peace process is in shambles. And a series of recent flare-ups have highlighted ongoing tensions between the Obama administration and elements of the pro-Israel community. It was against...

Romney’s deal-closing skills appealing to Jewish Republicans

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 7, 2011

WASHINGTON — For all the talk among pundits of Mitt Romney’s charisma problem, Romney’s Jewish supporters say what’s most inspiring about the Republican presidential candidate is that he actually does rather than just talk. Furthermore, the very...

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