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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

Artist Leon Bronstein

Ex-Soviet watchmaker turns heads, hearts with sculpture

By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Jewish Light March 19, 2020

Editor’s Note: As of press time, the St. Louis University Museum of Art is only open to SLU students, faculty and staff and closed to the general public due to concerns about COVID-19. Visit the museum’s website (www.slu.edu/sluma) or call 314-977-6631...

Soldiers in the trenches before battle, Petersburg, Va., 1865.
Jews were scattered throughout the Civil War. They were found on
opposing sides on issues as well as on the battlefront. Photo:
National Archives

Jews and the Civil War

By Jim Winnerman, Special to the Jewish Light January 4, 2012

At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Jewish family loyalties mirrored what occurred throughout the United States where brother fought against brother. Jews also found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. Out of 150,000 Jews in the U.S....

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