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

Kay Wilson

Terror attack survivor to visit St. Louis, share her story

By Eric Berger, Associate Editor November 14, 2019

Kay Wilson used to lead tours around Israel but now travels around the world to tell her own story. She does so despite having to wear earplugs when she is in loud places to avoid triggering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and needing to rest...

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

Don’t allow terrorists to regroup in Iraq

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 19, 2017

he apparent routing of the Islamic State, or ISIS, in the Iraqi city of Mosul and a similar outcome expected in the Syrian city of Raqqa have been greeted with an almost eerie silence by all but a few media outlets.Richard Engel, the longtime chief foreign...

Cardinals minor league pitcher Corey Baker climbs Masada. Photo courtesy of Margo Sugarman

Spring training in Seoul

Ellen Futterman, Editor January 12, 2017

Spring training in SeoulHere’s a St. Louis Cardinals player many fans likely haven’t heard of: pitcher Corey Baker. Although he has been with the organization since 2011, Baker has played exclusively for the Cards’ minor league teams, largely in...

Israeli planes attack Gaza sites

JTA January 24, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israel's Air Force attacked terrorist sites in the Gaza Strip. The targets hit after midnight on Monday night included a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza, two terror tunnels in northern Gaza, and a third terror tunnel in southern...

Letters to the editor: week of June 22

June 22, 2011

Can We Talk? series draws responsesIn the op-ed piece by Karen Aroesty (June 8), she concludes, "Terrorism can never be justified, even when cloaked in the respectability of artistic license." I absolutely agree.However, after seeing the dress rehearsal...

Editorial: Obama Gets Osama

May 4, 2011

"BIN LADEN IS DEAD" reads the headline in Monday's edition of the St.  Louis Post-Dispatch, taking its place alongside those momentous  stories which imprint themselves on the collective memories of all  Americans.  Nearly 10 years after the horrific...

Jewish institutions reassessing security following bomb attempt

By Sue Fishkoff, JTA November 3, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday's mail bomb threat of two Jewish institutions in Chicago. On Tuesday, some 200 representatives of Jewish community institutions took...

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