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

Martin Fletcher

NBC News veteran Martin Fletcher pens semi-autobiographical novel

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus October 26, 2011

Martin Fletcher, longtime NBC News Special Correspondent and the station's former Israel Bureau Chief, returns for the third time to the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival to discuss his first work of fiction, a semi-autobiographical novel called "The List"...

William Cohan

Exploring ‘Money and Power’

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light October 26, 2011

A few weeks ago, an Internet video went viral, in which a London-based independent trader shocked BBC interviewers by saying "Governments don't rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world." William Cohan discusses the 142-year history-and the far-reaching,...

Wendy and the Lost Boys by Julie Salamon

Salamon crafts brilliant bio of Wasserstein

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT October 26, 2011

For three years, Julie Salamon studied the life of Wendy Wasserstein, the playwright who won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award. Salamon read about Wasserstein, perused her private journals and letters and talked to more than 300 people who had known...

Steve Sem-Sandberg

Author discusses larger-than-life subjec of his fact-based novel

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light October 26, 2011

Author Steve Sem-Sandberg, whose novel "Emperor of Lies" has become an international bestseller, is based on the history of the Lodz ghetto and Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, who ruled it with an iron fist under Nazi direction. Recently the Jewish Light discussed...

Dr. Arthur Agatston

‘South Beach Diet’ doc takes aim at ‘toxic’ lifestyles

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHt October 26, 2011

Self-described "chocoholic" Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, announces an unusual eating plan in his new book - the Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Diet. You eat a bowl of ice cream at breakfast, at lunch and again at dinner. "You would...

Lisa Bloom

Former TV host: Dial down the ‘dumbed-down’ media, celebrity news

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT October 26, 2011

Women, listen up!Your critical thinking skills are desperately needed right now for your own good as well as for the sake of your community, your country and your planet. Lisa Bloom says exactly that in "Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in...

Gilad Sharon

Ariel Sharon’s son writes compelling biography about his father

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light October 26, 2011

Would that all fathers have sons who think so highly of them as to say virtually nothing bad about them, no matter their reputation.Gilad Sharon, the youngest son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, has done just that in his book, "Sharon:...

Alan Arkin

Actor Alan Arkin to deliver keynote talk at Book Festival

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT October 26, 2011

Alan Arkin-actor, director, author, musician, singer and teacher-has written a delightful book about his work in all those disciplines. More important, Arkin has written a profound book on the meaning of life.In "An Improvised Life" (Da Capo Press, $17),...

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