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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

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and author or editor of 16 books about the Holocaust and Jewish history. His commentary was distributed by JNS.org.

U.S. action against genocide: A brief guide

By Rafael Medoff April 13, 2017

President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria inaugurates a new chapter in the long and controversial history of American responses—and sometimes non-responses—to mass murder around the world.Although the killing of Syrian civilians by President...

Real Genocide

Jewish Light Editorial August 31, 2016

Some of the harshest critics of Israel have, as we have mentioned in these pages, repeatedly accused the Jewish State of “genocide” toward the Palestinians. The Movement for Black Lives recently produced a platform containing this false and inappropriate...

Robert A. Cohn is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

An image we must not forget

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 31, 2016

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” goes the often-used idiom. The expression certainly applies to the haunting image of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was pulled from the rubble after an airstrike in war-ravaged Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 17. Who...

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