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

Robert A. Cohn

Will the Palestinians miss their last opportunity?

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 24, 2020

In the midst of the relentless COVID-19 pandemic, a bitterly divisive election campaign and vicious natural disasters and social justice protests that have at times turned violent, it is not surprising that the full normalization of ties between Israel...

Edward Weinhaus

Some Trump policies align with Jewish values

BY EDWARD WEINHAUS October 19, 2018

Regardless of President Donald Trump’s temperament, suitability for the job or the character of his supporters, many of his domestic policies — from promises to actions — line up squarely with long-recognized values of the Jewish faith.Border wallThe...

Rabbi Mark Shook

Jewish values at odds with President Trump’s policies

BY RABBI MARK SHOOK October 19, 2018

A few years ago, I was on vacation in California, about to play golf on a highly recommended course. As a single golfer, I was assigned to play with three women from Minnesota. During the course of introductions, I was asked: “What do you do in St....

Dreams Deferred

Jewish Light Editorial September 13, 2017

Now that President Donald Trump has threatened to cruelly upend the lives of 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, it’s up to Congress to make sure their dreams to stay in this country become reality.We say that Trump...

Eric Berger is a staff writer for the St. Louis Jewish Light. 

H for Harvey, I for Irma, C for climate change

BY ERIC BERGER, Staff Writer September 13, 2017

As we descend down the alphabet this hurricane season — Harvey, Irma — it seems like one letter is still being left out: C, as in climate change.Despite the fact that there is scientific consensus that warmer water and air make for more intense storms,...

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