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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

Pawel Bramson, left, at the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw.

From neo-Nazi skinhead to black-hatted Jew: the journey of Pawel Bramson

By Katarzyna Markusz May 14, 2012

WARSAW  -- Fifteen years ago, Pawel Bramson was a skinhead shouting anti-Semitic and racist slogans during soccer matches. He hated Jews and blacks – simply, he says, because you need someone to blame for what’s wrong in the world. These days he...

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Reeling in the years

By Ellen Futterman, Editor March 28, 2012

Mark Gubernik, Jesse Kavadlo and Steve Chervitz have taken the old adage “you’re never too old to rock and roll” and set it in action. Approaching middle-age, married and all dads, the three recently formed a rock band and will be playing their...

Lauder criticizes proposed change in Polish restitution process

JTA February 17, 2012

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder criticized plans by the Polish government to change the way communal property is restituted. A government proposal currently under discussion would change the current system, instituted in 1997, in which specially...

Jan Karski honored in Poland for WWII resistance work

JTA February 16, 2012

PRAGUE -- The Polish Senate has posthumously honored World War II hero Jan Karski for his work in revealing Nazi genocide taking place in Poland. During a special meeting Wednesday of Upper House of the Polish Parliament, guests including United States'...

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