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

Orthodox Jews mount appeal for Eruv in Sydney

JTA February 8, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia (JTA) -- Orthodox Jews have appealed to a court in Sydney to overturn a decision to deny them an Eruv. Plans for a symbolic religious enclosure have been underway for more than five years on Sydney's north shore, but last year the local...

Australian broadcaster rejects ‘Promise’ complaints

JTA February 3, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia -- An Australian TV broadcaster rejected complaints from Jewish groups that a controversial series "endorses and reinforces demeaning stereotypes about Jews." Special Broadcasting Service ombudsman Sally Begbie this week dismissed a...

Rabbi Sacks dedicates Torahs in Melbourne

JTA January 29, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia—Two Torah scrolls were dedicated in Victoria's state parliament before being led through the streets by the Commonwealth's Chief Rabbi,Lord Jonathan Sacks, to Melbourne's oldest functioning synagogue. Sunday morning's service celebrated...

Sacks makes last official visit to Australia

JTA January 23, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia - The Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth arrived in Australia on his last official visit before stepping down after two decades in his post. Lord Jonathan Sacks, who travelled with his wife, Lady Elaine, was the guest of honor at a gala...

Australian Jew working to end discrimination against indigenous peoples

JTA January 22, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia—A high-profile Jewish Australian cited the effects of the Holocaust on his family as a driving force in his work to help "end the exclusion" of Australia's Indigenous peoples from the nation's constitution. Melbourne lawyer Mark Leibler,...

New Chabad House opens following Christchurch earthquake

JTA January 16, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia – A new Chabad House opened in Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island just weeks before the organization’s center in Christchurch is razed following last years' devastating earthquake. Rabbi Shmuel Koppel established the...

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