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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Mel Gibson came out on top for most film industry Jews in his his recent conflict with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas.

After Mel Gibson-Joe Eszterhas spat, Hollywood Jews standing by Gibson on ‘Judah Maccabee’

By Dana Kennedy, JTA April 23, 2012

Jews run Hollywood, the old cliche goes. So an outsider might find it strange that one of Hollywood’s biggest studios, Warner Bros., agreed to make a movie about one of the Jewish world’s greatest heroes with a star known for going on anti-Semitic...

Joy Sterneck

Meet three of the Light’s 2012 Unsung Heroes

April 18, 2012

Joy Sterneck Joy Sterneck has distinguished herself as a volunteer, serving a variety of roles in the community: as a tutor with OASIS and with an ESL program in the Parkway Schools;  a member of the Jewish Fund for Human Needs committee, the Cultural...

John Demjanjuk in Israels Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Demjanjuk was accused of concealing a past as a Nazi concentration camp guard. File photo: Flash 90

John Demjanjuk, convicted of war crimes in Germany, dies stateless and in limbo

By Marcy Oster, JTA March 19, 2012

JERUSALEM—Though the death last weekend of John Demjanjuk brought a close to the seemingly never-ending quest for justice in the case of a man long accused of being a Nazi war criminal, it also brought a premature end to the legal battle over his legacy.Though...

Jewish groups slam anti-Semitism in Venezuela presidential race

JTA February 21, 2012

Jewish groups condemned Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for anti-Semitic attacks by government-controlled media on the opposition's presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski. The Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in separate...

Wiesel: Romney should speak out about proxy baptisms

JTA February 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel said Mitt Romney should speak up about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' practice of posthumous baptisms. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wiesel said that Romney, the front-runner...

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi presents Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu with a plaque, August 2011.

Good cop advocacy marked Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s The Israel Project

By Uriel Heilman, JTA February 14, 2012

NEW YORK -- Here's what the international Jewish media conspiracy looks like: Two men and four women, all clad in dark suits, sitting around a table in a windowless conference room in a nondescript office in midtown Manhattan. Together they run a global...

Marines’ SS photo condemned by Jewish groups

JTA February 10, 2012

NEW YORK -- The publication of a 2010 photograph showing U.S. soldiers with a logo resembling a Nazi symbol was greeted with condemnations by Jewish groups. In the picture, taken in Afghanistan, American Marines are shown with a flag that reads "SS"...

John Demjanjuk is wheeled into a Munich courtroom on Nov. 30, 2009 for the first day of his trial. The photo was taken by Sobibor death camp survivor Thomas Blatt.

Demjanjuk conviction hailed as long-awaited victory for justice

By Toby Axelrod, JTA, BERLIN May 18, 2011

The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming.Following a trial that lasted a year and a half-capping more than three decades of legal drama-the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially...

John Demjanjuk found guilty of war crimes

JTA REPORT May 12, 2011

BERLIN — A Munich court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes, and sentenced the 91-year-old former autoworker to five years in prison. Thursday's verdict came after 93 court days, including deeply affecting testimony from Dutch survivors and...

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