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

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 31: Mourners embrace during a processional outside of Congregation Beth Shalom for the funeral of Joyce Fienberg who was killed at the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Assessing threats, finding solutions

BY RON KAMPEAS, JTA December 27, 2018

WASHINGTON — Eliot Engel, a Democrat who reviles President Donald Trump, and Lee Zeldin, a Republican who eagerly embraces the president, happen to have plenty in common.They are Jewish congressman from New York known for their pro-Israel leadership,...

Danish soldiers guard the Jewish Synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 29, 2017. Danish soldiers took to the streets of Copenhagen for the first time on Friday, September 29, 2017, replacing the police to protect the synagogue and the Israeli embassy which have been guarded ever since two deadly 2015 attacks. / AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / Mads Claus Rasmussen / Denmark OUT 

The latest poll on European anti-Semitism looks bad. Trust me: It’s true.

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA December 13, 2018

AMSTERDAM — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party.It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused...

Andrew Rehfeld

Staying secure amid growing anti-Semitism

By Andrew Rehfeld December 13, 2018

Our sense of security was shaken in late October on that horrible Shabbat morning when a gunman walked into the Tree of Life Congregation in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and took 11 precious lives.While our sense of security was damaged,...

Letters to the editor: August 10, 2016

August 11, 2016

Armed security at synagoguesOver the past few years Jews and Jewish institutions around the world have been the target of violence as manifested by anti-Semitic terrorist and criminal activity.Shootings and terrorist bombs have resulted in a plethora...

After Orlando shooting, expert warns about who’s guarding Jewish sites

JTA REPORT June 15, 2016

Jewish institutions must react to the flaws in the security industry exposed by the mass shooting in Orlando, the top Jewish community security official said.Paul Goldenberg, who directs the Secure Community Network, said Omar Mateen’s employment by...

Elise Jarvis

Community security is everyone’s responsibility

By Elise Jarvis, JTA February 22, 2012

By Elise Jarvis JTA   NEW YORK—The recent attacks against Israeli diplomats abroad, which are suspected to have been carried out by Iran or its proxies, and the recent series of high-profile anti-Semitic incidents in the United States have raised...

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