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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

Demonstrators protest Israeli stand at Milan tourist fair

JTA February 20, 2012

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged a protest in front of the Israeli stand at an annual international tourist fair in Milan. Video showed about 10 demonstrators dressed in keffiyas and holding the Palestinian flag passing out flyers and chanting anti-Israel...

Image from Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today.

‘Nuremberg’ documentary movingly details Nazi war crimes trials

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

In 1948, the United States government produced a documentary about the Nuremberg war crimes trials to be shown to the German people as part of the de-Nazification effort. But the film, which movingly details the international effort to bring Nazi war...

IDF Lt. Col. Tzvia Levy, surrounded by soldiers

JCC invites teens to hear from IDF Lt. Col. on ‘Lone Soldier’ program

November 2, 2011

Teens are invited to help support the IDF Lone Soldier program during a program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Jewish Community Center's Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield.Israel Defense Forces Lieutenant Colonel Tzvia Levy will speak...

Israel’s Midwest consulate plans St. Louis conference for young professionals

BY ABBY ABRAMS, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 17, 2011

Israel advocacy. Middle East policy updates. Young professionals.These subjects and much more will all be discussed at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Midwest Diplomatic Conference next month.The Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest will...

Norwegian mourners lighting memorial candles outside the
Domkirke Cathedral in Oslo for the July 22 attack victims in their
country, July 25, 2011. Photo: Alex Weisler

Anti-Muslim sentiments assessed after attacks in Norway

BY DAVID BAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE ST. LOUIS BEACON August 3, 2011

Dr. Ghazala Hayat recalls well the climate after the terrorist attacks nearly a decade ago. "I would say for sure, all over the country since 9/11, it's gotten worse," said Hayat , who chairs the public relations committee of the Islamic Foundation of...

JCRC announces video contest

April 21, 2011

Leading up to Yom Ha'atzmaut on May 10, the Jewish Community Relations Council is asking the community to create an online video that answers one of three questions: Why do I support Israel? How do I support Israel? How can we advocate for Israel? Finished...

Abby Abrams

Reflections on JAM: Jews and Muslims

BY ABBY ABRAMS, SENIOR, LADUE HORTON WATKINS HIGH SCHOOL April 13, 2011

I am involved in JAM (Jews and Muslims), a teen dialogue group sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). We meet twice a month to discuss religious and cultural topics as well as current events. When I first started participating in...

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