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

As Trump Betrays Allies, Israel Gets Nervous

As Trump Betrays Allies, Israel Gets Nervous

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL 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...

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

Talking Turkey: Erdogan evolves from reformer to enigma

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 27, 2016

To describe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “mercurial” is akin to describing the weather in Antarctica as “chilly.” At the moment, Erdogan is in the midst of an extremely violent purge of every segment of civil society: judges, journalists,...

EJC’s Moshe Kantor receives France’s highest honor

JTA January 25, 2012

Dr. Moshe Kantor, the president of the European Jewish Congress, was awarded France's highest honor. Kantor on Tuesday was presented with the National Order of the Legion of Honor, which is awarded by the French president. The award is the highest level...

Can Bonomo, shown performing at an Istanbul club in March 2011,
is the first Turkish Jew to represent his country in the Eurovision
song contest.

Turkish Jews celebrate country’s Eurovision pick, but singer would prefer quiet about his religion

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Turkey’s Jews are pleased as can be that for the first time, a Jew will be representing their country at the Eurovision song contest. But the singer, Can Bonomo, isn’t exactly trumpeting his accomplishment -- at least not the Jewish...

Jonathan Adelman

Scholar: ‘Hard to say’ if Arab Spring is positive

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus November 2, 2011

According to Jonathan Adelman, professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver, it is "hard to say" right now if the Arab Spring sweeping the Middle East and North Africa is positive or negative for the security interests...

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