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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

Dr. Devin Naar, left, and community member Rick LaMarche, examining Ladino documents at the Purim Bazaar at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle, Wash., March 2012.

Rushing to preserve Ladino legacies

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- Isaac Azose knew he had a treasure in his hands -- a nearly century-old booklet for Ladino-speaking Jews immigrating to the United States that featured English, Ladino and Yiddish expressions to help them acculturate into their new communities. ...

Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Žygimantas Pavilionis, left, with Harley Felstein, founder of the Sunflower Project, at a cemetery presentation at the Embassy of Lithuania, April 1, 2011.

Lithuania passes $50 million in Holocaust compensation to Jewish families

By Ben Sales, JTA April 22, 2012

NEW YORK—Lithuania’s 800-year-old connection to its Jewish population broke down in 1941, when the Nazis invaded the country and murdered nearly all of its 200,000 Jews—often with the complicity of local Lithuanians. This month, 70 years on, Lithuania...

N.Y. center gets $2.5 million gift for new rare books room

JTA January 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- A $2.5 million gift from the David Berg Foundation will be used to establish a rare books room at the Center for Jewish History in New York. The center, which announced the gift earlier this month, houses the collections of the the American...

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