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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

Bills to relax marriage registration rules pass Knesset committee

JTA March 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Two bills that would allow Jewish couples in Israel to be married by national-religious rabbis in the city of their choice were approved by a Knesset committee. The so-called "Tzohar laws," named after the organization of Modern Orthodox...

Arab-Israeli Supreme court justice under fire over “Hatikvah”

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The first and only Israeli-Arab serving on Israel's Supreme Court has come under fire after choosing not to sing the country's national anthem at a public court event. Supreme Court Judge Salim Joubran on Tuesday remained silent during the...

First egalitarian minyan held in Knesset synagogue

JTA January 25, 2012

JERUSALEM—A Conservative minyan was held reportedly for the first time at the Knesset synagogue. Leaders from the Conservative movement of North America met Tuesday with Israeli lawmakers at the Knesset building in Jerusalem. Following the meeting,...

Knesset member suspended over crude poem

JTA January 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Knesset Ethics Committee suspended Israeli-Arab lawmaker Ahmed Tibi after he attacked a fellow lawmaker with an insulting poem. On Tuesday, the committee suspended Tibi for a week for reciting an original poem using dirty and hurtful...

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