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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

Jewish congressman’s new memoir recalls chaos and confusion of Jan. 6 insurrection

Irene Katz Connelly, The ForwardPublished January 5, 2022

“This story was originally published on Jan. 4 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning.” Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Democrat, lost his son to suicide in the last...

As Trump Betrays Allies, Israel Gets Nervous

As Trump Betrays Allies, Israel Gets Nervous

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished October 17, 2019

In perhaps the most serious and consequential blunder of his controversial presidency, Donald Trump essentially gave a green light for the brutal Turkish invasion of Kurdish controlled sections of northern Syria, abandoning brave allies in that dangerous...

Marty Rochester

The Trump ‘witch hunt’ is over; let’s move on

BY MARTY ROCHESTERPublished April 11, 2019

Donald Trump often behaves in an unpresidential fashion. That said, his misbehavior has been more than matched by the misbehavior of many of his critics during the “Russiagate” affair that has (hopefully) come to an end with the completion of Special...


We still don’t know what Mueller’s team found

ERIC MINKPublished April 4, 2019

The latest count of lies and misstatements made by President Donald Trump since he became president about two years ago stands at 9,179 as of March 17. In the first two months of 2019, he averaged 22 false or misleading claims per day, a 33 percent...

A Bold Move on the Golan Heights

A Bold Move on the Golan Heights

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished March 28, 2019

President Donald Trump has had a dizzying week, even by his usual frenetic standards. Consider the following:• Attorney General  William Barr released his summary of the key findings of the long-awaited report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, ...

Henry Schvey

Election day offers antidote to Trump

BY HENRY I. SCHVEYPublished November 1, 2018

“The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity.”— William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming”The events unfolding over the past few days have revealed a deadly poison at the...

Eric Mink

‘Frontline’ cuts through the noise of Trump-Russia-election scandal

BY ERIC MINKPublished October 4, 2018

On Friday, Sept. 28, at the end of one of the busier non-war, non-natural-disaster U.S. news weeks in some time, BuzzFeed.com responded to what it saw as extreme news fatigue among American readers. As a public service, the news site republished a story...

Henry I. Schvey is professor of drama and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis.

Trump ends U.S. role as honest Mideast mediator

BY HENRY SCHVEYPublished May 24, 2018

When President Donald Trump announced that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the results were entirely predictable: renewed violence and bloodshed in a part of the world where such horrors have been all too common over the 70 years since...



Drew AngererPublished August 16, 2017

From left to right, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, President Donald Trump, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney. Trump was delivering...

Trump visit to Israel at end of May in ‘advanced talks’

JTAPublished April 26, 2017

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump likely will make his first visit to Israel at the end of next month.Israeli and Trump administration officials are currently in “advanced talks” about a visit on May 21, before Trump’s scheduled European...

On Jews and the Holocaust, Trump signals that he finally gets it

Ron KampeasPublished April 25, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Donald Trump got the memo on the Holocaust and the Jews.In a barrage of statements this week from the president and his aides, the Trump administration wants you to know, he gets it, he really gets it: The Holocaust describes...

Trump marking Holocaust remembrance vows to combat denialism

JTAPublished April 25, 2017

President Donald Trump speaking in the Capitol Rotunda, April 25 2017. (Ron Kampeas)WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust...

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