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

Bridal portrait.

Bridal portrait.

Hadas Parush August 5, 2020

In a photo from August 2019, an Israeli woman in a wedding dress is photographed a few days before her wedding with a view of the Old City of Jerusalem in the background. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) 

Letters to the Editor: August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017

A Sad RealityIt’s not about Jews and Muslims, it’s not about Israelis and Arabs. It’s about those who support terrorism and those who stand up to it. Terrorists killed two police officers on Temple Mount. Those who stand against terror install...

Tension Mounts at the Temple Mount

Jewish Light Editorial July 26, 2017

In Jerusalem, the city that houses some of the holiest sites in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, increasing violence by Palestinians against Israelis and efforts by Israel to contain the deadly crisis already have claimed the lives of at least three Israelis...

Protest Demonstration

Local groups mount protests over security at holy site

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 26, 2017

The protests related to the Israeli government’s security efforts at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem reached St. Louis on Sunday.Several hundred people gathered on Delmar Boulevard in University City to speak out against what an organizer said is Israel’s...

Don’t visit Temple Mount, rabbis say

JTA March 6, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's chief rabbis and other senior rabbis have called on Jews not to visit the Temple Mount because it is against Jewish law. The declaration is being presented now, according to the statement's signers, because many Jewish organizations...

Israeli soldiers, Palestinians clash following protester’s funeral

JTA February 26, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli troops and Palestinian rioters clashed following the funeral of a Palestinian protester who was killed after throwing exploding firecrackers at soldiers. The clashes Saturday in the West Bank district of al-Ram next to Jerusalem...

Police quell Temple Mount riots

JTA February 24, 2012

Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site. Reports said the rioters, among the Friday worshippers at the site's mosques, hurled rocks at the Mughrabi...

Palestinians attack Christian tourists at Temple Mount

JTA February 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Palestinians worshipping at the Temple Mount attacked a group of Christian tourists with stones. The attack Sunday reportedly was in reaction to a rumor that a group of Jewish rightists were scheduled to visit the Temple Mount and had plans...

Jews barred from Temple Mount over flyers

JTA February 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Jews were barred from visiting the Temple Mount following Muslim agitation over inflammatory flyers. Police in Jerusalem prevented non-Muslims from visiting the Temple Mount Sunday morning after the discovery of flyers hanging in the area...

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