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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Maryland county suspends sister-city talks with Beit Shemesh

JTA February 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A community in Maryland has suspended negotiations over a sister-city agreement with Beit Shemesh following violence in the Israeli city against women by haredi Orthodox residents. Montgomery County, which is home to a large Jewish population,...

Netanyahu to address AIPAC as Iran speculation intensifies

JTA February 5, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will address the AIPAC policy conference as speculation grows about how the United States and Israel will tackle Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu's formal Twitter feed...

‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ pleads guilty in Torah fraud case

Baltimore Jewish Times February 3, 2012

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, who was dubbed the "Jewish Indiana Jones" for his remarkable tales of rescuing Holocaust-era Torah scrolls, pleaded guilty to fraud charges. Youlus' accounts turned out to be contradicted by historical evidence, witness accounts...

Israel: Time of Iran reckoning is closer

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli officials said there was an understanding that the time was near to consider a military strike on Iran. "Today, unlike the past, the world has no doubt that Iran's nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter...

Iran may extend IAEA stay

JTA January 30, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Iran offered to extend a visit by nuclear inspectors. Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted by various media on Monday as saying that he was "optimistic" about the results of the visit this week by inspectors from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the...

Ron Paul

Paul reportedly was involved in racist, anti-Semitic newsletters

JTA January 29, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul reportedly signed off on racially charged newsletters in the 1990s, despite denying his involvement. Paul said recently that he was not involved in the writing of and did not read the "Ron Paul Survival Report"...

Jon Huntsman

Huntsman to end campaign, endorse Romney

JTA January 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney for president. The former Utah governor will make the announcement that he is ending his campaign Monday in South Carolina, the Washington Post reported, five days ahead...

Helen R. Friedman, Ph.D. 

Helping heal the world, one patient at a time

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT November 16, 2011

By the time she was 13, Helen R. Friedman already knew she wanted to be a psychologist. "I always observed how relationships work, and also had compassion without judgment," says the native of Rome, N.Y. "When I was a senior in high school, my best subjects...

Editorial: Reflecting Poorly

April 13, 2011

How you perceive South African Judge Richard Goldstone's recent opinion piece in the Washington Post probably depends on who you see when you look in the mirror.If you're a closed-minded, "defend Israel and the Israeli government no matter what" sort,...

Spreading the truth, post-Goldstone op-ed

By Joel Lion, NEW YORK April 13, 2011

With Richard Goldstone himself admitting that the infamous Goldstone Report was critically flawed, this is the best opportunity we have had in two years to bring to light the misconceptions of Operation Cast Lead.In his April 2 op-ed in The Washington...

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