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

Letter to the Editor, week of June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

Cartoon was poor choice The editors of the Light showed extremely poor taste in their selection of the cartoon for the opinions page of the June 20 issue. Implying that the recent action taken by the Egyptian Supreme Court is equivalent to the United...

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Justices wouldn’t get past mom’s BS detector

By Eric Mink, Special to the Jewish Light April 4, 2012

My mom, Ida, died 40 years ago last month, just short of her 50th birthday. She was funny, loving, assertive, fiercely protective and one of the smartest people on Earth. She also possessed a BS detector of dazzling accuracy that intimidated my siblings...

Farilyn Hale, on the behalf of the National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section, addresses the audience on the need for Rate Review of the insurance industry in Missouri.

Jewish groups meet with legislators on health care reform

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 28, 2012

Supporters of health care reform both vented their unhappiness with the pace of progress and pledged continued action while listening to stories of those affected by health insurance-related problems at a meeting with a panel of nine state legislators...

Editorial: Single Prayer System?

February 15, 2012

In this contentious election season, some loud voices are trying to take us back 50 years to the days when legislatures routinely told Americans how they could behave in the privacy of their own bedrooms. Moreover, they're doing it in the guise of First...

Jewish groups split on gay marriage ruling

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups split on a federal appeals court ruling that allows same-sex couples to marry in California. The 2-1 decision Tuesday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that said same-sex...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Cohnipedia: Justice Brandeis and St. Louis — a short history

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 27, 2011

Most American Jews are familiar with the life and career of Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the Kentucky-born legal scholar who excelled at Harvard Law School when few Jews were admitted to that university, and who was later nominated by President Woodrow Wilson...

Supreme Court to consider Jerusalem passport question, minister exception cases

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, Washington June 22, 2011

Among the issues the U.S. Supreme Court will consider when it reconvenes next October is whether an American born in Jerusalem may list his birthplace as Israel in his passport. That case probably will garner the most Jewish attention in a fall docket...

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