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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

Tsilla Hershco

Forgotten heroes: The Jewish resistance and ‘Exodus 1947’

By Tsilla Hershco August 22, 2019

It is a regrettable injustice that the major contribution of the resistance to the creation of the State of Israel is almost entirely absent from our collective memory.This July and August mark the 72nd anniversary of the journey of the Exodus 1947 (originally...

Head of the Table

Jewish Light Editorial June 22, 2016

For at least the past two decades, we have come to expect the relentless drumbeat of harsh criticism, unfair treatment and marginalization of the State of Israel by the United Nations. Thus it came as a most welcome surprise that Israel has been elected...

Elie Wiesel (left), Nobel laureate, Holocaust survivor and human rights activist, delivers the 2011 Commencement address to an audience of more than 15,000 in Washington University’s Brookings Quadrangle as Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton (center) and Grand Marshal Robert Wiltenburg, look on. Wiesel’s speech was titled “Memory and Ethics.” Photo courtesy Washington University

Wiesel says Obama plan intended to stimulate talks

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 25, 2011

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, prolific author and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate said he does "not believe President Barack Obama is anti-Israel." He added that the president's controversial speech last week at the State Department calling for a peace...

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