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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

The St. Louis Sikh community invited members of other faiths to visit its temple in St. Peters for a service and candlelight vigil last week. For more photos, visit www.stljewishlight.com/multimedia.

Pride in interfaith support and understanding

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITORPublished August 15, 2012

In mid-June, my wonderful stepson, Jesse, proposed marriage to his wonderful girlfriend, Cody. The wedding is planned for next June, and I think I’m as excited for the occasion as Jesse and Cody, mostly because I feel very deeply that these two are...

Israel’s West Bank plans stir U.S. furor, settlers’ ire

By Marcy Oster, JTAPublished June 7, 2012

JERUSALEM — Israel’s government coupled its compliance with a Supreme Court order to remove buildings from a neighborhood on the outskirts of the Beit El settlement with the announcement of new construction in several West Bank areas. The latter action...

JOLT offers summer sampler events in May and June

Published May 16, 2012

JOLT: Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens is offering a summer sampler of events over three separate evenings: May 31, June 6 and 14.  Teens entering grades 8-12 are invited for the “sampler” events, which take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

NCJW to start new session of Wife-Widow-Woman

Published May 2, 2012

National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section will begin a new session of the Wife-Widow-Woman support group for recently widowed women on May 16. The group aims to bridge the gap between grief and growth reducing the sense of isolation experienced...

Police enter suspected killer’s Toulouse home; Netanyahu visits victims’ families

JTAPublished March 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hours after Israeli Prime Minister paid a condolence visit to the Sandler family's home in Jerusalem, French police reportedly entered the home of the suspected killer. Police on early Thursday afternoon reportedly entered the Toulouse home...

Funeral for Toulouse victims held as police surround suspect’s home

JTAPublished March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Thousands attended the funeral in Jerusalem of the four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, as French police surrounded the home of their prime suspect. French police early Wednesday morning raided the Toulouse home of a...

Israeli retaliatory strikes hit Gaza amid cease-fire

JTAPublished March 14, 2012

JERUSALEM  -- Despite a cease-fire that has held for about a day, Israel's military struck two sites in Gaza. Israel's Air Force fired on what it called two "terrorist activity sites" in northern Gaza early Wednesday morning, some 24-hours after the...

Israeli committee approves housing in West Bank’s Shiloh

JTAPublished February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli government committee approved construction permits for some 500 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh and legalized more than 100 already constructed units. The housing units legalized Wednesday by the Civil Administration...

Students ride on camels in the Negev during a recent St. Louis
Hillel Taglit-Birthright Israel trip.

Registration to open for Hillel Birthright trip

Published February 8, 2012

Registration opens Wednesday, Feb. 15, for St. Louis Hillel at Washington University's summer 2012 Taglit-Birthright Israel: Israel Outdoors trip.At 9 a.m. (CST) registration opens for the trip, and organizers note that spots fill quickly. The trip is...

Obama administration: No ‘direct talks’ letter to Iran

JTAPublished January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said an Iranian lawmaker had mischaracterized its letter warning against blocking the Strait of Iran and reiterating its commitment to dialogue. Ali Mothari, was quoted by The Associated Press Wednesday as saying...

Chabad of Greater St. Louis Director Rabbi Yosef Landa, shown in
a Jewish Light file photo, will teach a six-part course on Jewish
business ethics, beginning Thursday, Jan. 26.

Chabad plans courses on Judaism’s relevance today, business ethics

Published January 18, 2012

Chabad's Jewish Learning Institute will begin two courses beginning in late January: one on Judaism's relevance in modern life, taking place over 11 Wednesday evenings starting Jan. 25 and another focusing on Jewish Business Ethics, taking place over...

Missouri Capitol Building

With legislative session underway, Jewish groups weigh in on issues

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 18, 2012

From kosher food certification to separation of church and state to a ballot initiative on photo identification for voting, the local Jewish community looks forward to a diverse agenda as the Missouri General Assembly resumes work in Jefferson City this...

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