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St. Louis Jewish Light

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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

Sheldon Adelson is suing the National Jewish Democratic Council for $60 million for intimating in an online petition that he approved of prostitution at his Macau casino, shown here.

Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

By Ron Kampeas, JTA August 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Sheldon Adelson's $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino...

Mitt Romney touching the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Tisha bAv, July 29, 2012.

Romney, Obama show love for Israel in their own separate ways

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — It was a weekend of Israel love politically that highlighted two approaches to showing affection for the Jewish state: Go to Israel, as Mitt Romney did, or go pro-Israel, as the administration of President Barack Obama did. The pictures...

Oracle’s Ellison remains biggest Jewish billionaire on Forbes list

JTA March 13, 2012

Oracle founder Larry Ellison is top ranked among Jewish individuals appearing on the Forbes magazine's annual list of world billionaires, coming in at sixth with $36 billion. Ellison held the same ranking last year but with $28 billion. Casino and hotel...

Adelson reportedly gives ‘substantial’ new donation to Gingrich PAC

JTA February 28, 2012

Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson reportedly has given a “substantial” new donation to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. Adelson gave the donation to Winning Our Future, an independent committee, or...

Special Nevada caucus participants sign religious declaration

JTA February 5, 2012

Participants in a special Saturday night Republican caucus in Nevada were required to sign a legal declaration stating they could not attend their regular caucus due to their "religious belief." Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and the front-runner...

Adelson denies involvement in special caucus

JTA January 31, 2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has denied involvement in the decision to hold a special Republican caucus in a Nevada county to accommodate Sabbath-observant Jewish voters. Clark County last week moved its Feb. 4 caucus to 7 p.m., six hours after the state's...

Nevada county extending GOP caucus vote for Sabbath observers

JTA January 29, 2012

The Republican caucus in a Nevada county will hold a special vote hours after the totals are set to be reported to accommodate Sabbath-observant Jewish voters. Clark County moved its Feb. 4 caucus to 7 p.m., six hours after the state's totals are scheduled...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks of President
Barack Obamas commitment with Israel in a seven-minute internet
video released by the Obama campaign. The video is part of an
effort to respond to attacks on Obamas record on Israel.

Republicans—and Democrats—pitch to Florida Jews

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 25, 2012

WASHINGTON-Barack Obama won't show up on the vote tallies after polls close in Florida's Republican primary on Jan. 31, but the president's supporters already are waging a fight for the Sunshine State. Democrats are rolling out a campaign to rival any...

Miriam Adelson gives $5 million to Gingrich Super PAC

JTA January 24, 2012

Miriam Adelson, the wife of casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson, has donated $5 million to a group supporting Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination. The donation matches one given earlier this month by her husband to Winning Our...

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich blows open GOP race with S.C. romp

JTA January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina by a wide margin, throwing open the race for the party's presidential candidacy. Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, defeated Mitt Romney, long believed to...

Newt Gingrich

Gingrich blows race open in SC with wide margin win

JTA January 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary by wide margin, throwing open the race for the GOP presidential candidacy. Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, bested Mitt Romney, long believed to be the frontrunner, 40.4...

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