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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

Sam Weissman, then an assistant professor of chemistry, and Jonathan Townsen examine magnetic resonance data at Washington U. around 1962.

Washington U’s Manhattan Project braintrust

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 16, 2012

Samtuel “Sam” Isaac Weissman, Ph.D., who died at 94 in 2007, was one of the six founders of the modern chemistry department at Washington University. All six were veterans of the Manhattan Project, which led to the assembling of the atomic bombs used...

Anna Alekseyeva

Russian Jewish immigrant to St. Louis to study at Oxford on Rhodes scholarship

By Lena Fish, Special to the Jewish Light August 17, 2011

Among the 32 students in the United States awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England this fall, is St. Louisan Anna Alekseyeva, a Russian Jewish immigrant who came with her parents and brother to St. Louis from St. Petersburg...

Blake Berry Davy as Richard Loeb and James Bleecker as Nathan
Leopold in ‘Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story.

Musical based on Leopold & Loeb case opens here

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 3, 2011

In 1924, in the tony Hyde Park section of Chicago, two wealthy Jewish college students, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, said to have IQ scores in excess of 200, were infatuated with Nietzche's concept of the "Supermen," the idea that highly gifted people...

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