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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

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Predicting new Supreme Court justice’s rulings is uncertain art

BY ROBERT A. COHN July 5, 2018

The resignation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy effective July 31 has set off a firestorm of speculation, rejoicing and hand-wringing among the senators who will have to confirm his successor.Republicans and other conservatives are popping...

Rabbi Randy Fleisher speaks at a press conference at Central Reform Congregation on Feb. 1 in reaction to the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch. View video from the press conference online at stljewishlight.com/multimedia. Photo: Eric Berger. 

At CRC, groups share concerns over Supreme Court nominee

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 8, 2017

Rabbi Randy Fleisher and some local nonprofit leaders did not have much faith that President Donald Trump would nominate someone who they could support to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.In fact, before Trump’s announcement, the leaders had already...

Op-Ed: Obama, Jewish tradition agree on universal health care

By Ezekiel J. Emanuel, JTA July 30, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- "My son, the doctor." Why does every Jewish mother have to have a doctor in the family? It might be because the immigrant mentality desperately desires a secure and well-paid profession, but in fact, there is a deeper reason why Jewish...

A good deed for health care in a weary world

By Alan van Capelle, JTA July 8, 2012

NEW YORK — The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act is far more than a narrow legal decision. It is a decisive affirmation of what is right. Health care surely is right — and a right. This issue is highly personal, hitting home...

Letters to the Editor, week of July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012

Can We Talk? kudosThe last few editions featuring the mentally ill and developmentally disabled (Can We Talk? series, June 6-27) was warmly received. The turnout for the discussion program was amazing. I hope you can keep this going and maybe get more...

Rabbi Susan Talve addresses the crowd at a health care rally on Thursday evening in front of Vintage Vinyl in the U. City Loop. Several Jewish organizations and congregations were represented at the rally.

Jewish groups largely applaud health care ruling

By Zach Silberman, JTA July 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — American Jewish groups — with the notable exception of the Republican Jewish Coalition — were largely satisfied with the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote. Nancy Kaufman,...

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Supreme Court upholds most of Obama’s health care law

JTA REPORT June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court voted to uphold President Obama’s landmark Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts voting in the majority. The Court upheld the most controversial provision of the law that required all...

Arab-Israeli Supreme court justice under fire over “Hatikvah”

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The first and only Israeli-Arab serving on Israel's Supreme Court has come under fire after choosing not to sing the country's national anthem at a public court event. Supreme Court Judge Salim Joubran on Tuesday remained silent during the...

How the Mighty Fall

June 8, 2011

It's a nasty state of affairs when national and world leaders come plummeting down due to criminal activity, and depending on our political leanings, it can be personally disappointing as well. We saw, for instance, former Israeli President Moshe Katsav...

Editorial: No Vouching for Religion

April 6, 2011

This week we got both legislative and judicial pronouncements on school vouchers from the federal government. The first was the House of Representatives' extension of SOAR, the federal Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. The bill passed the...

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