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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

Vatican official slams breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

Ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual “Day of Judaism,” a leading Vatican official slammed breakaway traditionalist Catholics for anti-Semitic positions and reaffirmed the Vatican’s commitment to fostering positive relations with the Jewish world....

Woody Allen directs cast members of To Rome With Love.

Woody Allen Rome-ance falls flat

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light July 4, 2012

Writer-director Woody Allen co-stars in his newest ensemble “To Rome With Love.” Like last year’s hit “Midnight in Paris,” this romantic comedy is set in a city fabled for love. But this time, Allen presents four separate stories, linked only...

Man plotting attack on Milan synagogue arrested

JTA March 15, 2012

ROME – Police in northern Italy have arrested a young North African man suspected of planning terrorist attacks on the Milan synagogue and other targets. The 20-year-old man, who has lived in Italy since childhood, was arrested early Thursday in the...

Extreme winter weather harms elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

JTA February 5, 2012

The American Joint Distribution Committee has had to mobilize extra assistance in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in the wake of extreme winter weather. An emergency winter response system was activated to provide additional care to tens of...

British nun who saved Jews from Shoah on way to sainthood

JTA January 19, 2012

ROME—A British nun who saved dozens of Jews in Rome during the Holocaust has been advanced on the road to sainthood. Britain's Catholic Herald newspaper said the file on Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hamrough, who died in1966, was sent recently to the Vatican...

Suspect arrested in destruction of Rome Holocaust memorial

JTA January 17, 2012

ROME – Police are charging a 41-year-old man in the destruction of a downtown Rome Holocaust memorial installation. Italian media said the man, who was not identified by name, has been charged with theft for allegedly removing three memorial “stumbling...

Holocaust memorial destruction angers Rome officials, Jewish leaders

JTA January 15, 2012

ROME – The destruction of a newly installed Holocaust memorial in Rome triggered angry reaction from Jews and city officials. Vandals late last week removed three memorial “stumbling stones”  just two days after they had been installed in downtown...

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