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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

Anti-BDS legislation stalls in Senate

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer May 9, 2018

The Democratic state senator who sponsored a bill that seeks to combat the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel said last week that it does not look as though the measure is “moving forward.”According to the sponsor, that’s...

State Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, is shown during his service as a Marine in Iraq. 

In Ohio, Brown-Mandel U.S. Senate race is among the most expensive in the nation

By Suzanne Pollak, JTA July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — A flood of money brought in by prominent national political action committees has become the norm in this year’s U.S. Senate race in Ohio, which pits first-term incumbent Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, against Republican Josh Mandel, the...

Letters to the editor, week of April 25, 2012

April 25, 2012

Misplaced priorities The Missouri Senate is about to put Missouri last in the country when it comes to supporting working parents’ need for child care. Why? So we can continue to let corporations and private citizens get away with not paying their taxes. ...

Bill banning application of religious law dies in Florida Senate

By Marcy Oster, JTA March 11, 2012

Legislation that would ban the application of religious or foreign law in marriage, divorce or custody cases stalled in Florida's state Senate. The Senate failed to bring the measure to a vote by March 9, the end of the current legislative session. It...

Fla. House passes religious law bill

JTA March 4, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Florida House of Representatives passed legislation opposed by Jewish and Muslim groups that would ban the application of religious or foreign law in marriage, divorce or custody cases. The bill is one of a number around the country...

Josh Mandel

In Ohio, GOP pins Senate hopes on young Jewish Iraq vet

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- As the 2012 campaign heats up in Ohio, Republicans are pinning their hopes on a young Jewish military veteran to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown. Josh Mandel, a 34-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran and the current state treasurer,...

Washington state Senate passes bill allowing halt to autopsies

JTA February 12, 2012

Washington's state Senate approved a bill that would allow families to block autopsies for religious reasons. Under the measure, which passed Feb. 9 by a vote of 46 to 2, families would have 48 hours to register religious objections to an autopsy, the...

Senate bill would target Iranian bank transactions

JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate Banking Committee approved a bill that would effectively cut Iran off from international banking transactions. The Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Human Rights Act of 2012, approved by a voice vote Thursday, would sanction...

Sen. Mark Kirk

Sen. Mark Kirk recovering from stroke

JTA January 23, 2012

WASHINGTON—Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), a leader on pro-Israel and Iran sanctions issues, suffered a stroke. A statement from Kirk's office said he checked himself into a hospital on Saturday, and that doctors discovered he had suffered a stroke. "Early...

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