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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Why Missouri is a bellwether state for voter protection

Bill Motchan, Special For The Jewish LightPublished January 17, 2022

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to vote on the Freedom to Vote: John R Lewis Act following passage last week by the U.S. House of Representatives. Voting rights advocates around the country are pressing their senators to consider...

Vote to uphold voting rights for all

By Jessica Farber Igielnik and Malissa ShawPublished October 26, 2016

In March of 1965, thousands of protesters marched from Selma, Alabama to the capitol in Montgomery to fight for full voting rights and participation in the democratic process. Our country was in the midst of political, moral, and ethical turmoil. Dr....

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Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief headlines lunch and learn on ballot initiative

Published October 19, 2016

In an effort to educate members of the Jewish community about Amendment 6, a statewide ballot initiative that would amend the Missouri Constitution to require certain restrictive forms of photo identification in order to vote, the Jewish Community Relations...

Rabbi Scott Slarskey is Director of Jewish Life at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School.

Gratitude activism: The people we see, the tables we share

By Rabbi Scott SlarskeyPublished September 21, 2016

The Middle School students of the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School had studied historical events that precipitated struggles for racial equality in the 1960s. They explored literature capturing divergent perspectives on lived experiences and the...

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