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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

Cleveland Jewish day school grad, 20, killed in India rockslide

By Sue Hoffman, Cleveland Jewish NewsPublished July 25, 2012

A 2009 Cleveland day school graduate who had moved back to Israel with her family was killed in a rock slide in India while hiking with friends. Ynet reported that a rock fell on Hadas Ben Shoshan’s leg on Tuesday in the Dharamsala region in northern...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Schmooze from Marcy Oster

By Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 25, 2012

JTA’s Marcy Oster, who is stationed in Jerusalem, occasionally sends in some tidbits from Israel that aren’t exactly news but are interesting nonetheless. We at N&S, never one to look a gift horse in the mouth (what exactly does that mean, who...

Rockets from Gaza pound Israel, as airstrike kills militant group’s leader

JTAPublished March 9, 2012

Palestinian rockets from Gaza wounded several Israelis, and an Israeli airstrike killed the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group. The Friday evening hostilities reportedly began with the firing of two mortar shells from Gaza into Israel. Shortly thereafter,...

Israeli court rules that lesbian couple can both be child’s mother

JTAPublished March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli court has ruled that both members of a lesbian couple who had a child together can be recognized as the child's mother. The egg of one of the women was fertilized with donated sperm and implanted in the second woman's uterus....

eBay to expand activity in Israel

JTAPublished February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- eBay is expanding its activity in Israel. The Internet consumer company said it will unite its two activity centers in Netanya and Tel Aviv into a development center, and will expand the center by recruiting computer engineers, industrial...

British diplomats warned against traveling with Israelis

JTAPublished February 23, 2012

British diplomats have been warned against traveling with Israelis or meeting them in public. Ynet reported that the warning from London's Foreign Office Thursday comes following terror attacks against Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia. Israeli officials...

Rabbi Elyashiv out of coma, condition still serious

JTAPublished February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, considered this generation's leading halachic authority, is conscious after spending two weeks in a coma. Elyashiv, leader of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community, opened his eyes for the first time in two...

Diplomat’s wife returns to Israel from New Delhi

JTAPublished February 17, 2012

The Israeli diplomat's wife wounded in a bomb attack in New Delhi returned to Israel. Israel Radio reported Friday afternoon that Tal Yehoshua-Koren returned to Israel in an ambulance plane, after her condition was judged improved enough to travel. Yehoshua-Koren,...

Israeli injured in New Delhi attack stable following surgery

JTAPublished February 14, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli woman wounded in the car bomb attack in New Delhi is in stable condition after surgery to remove shrapnel. Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry representative to India, reportedly woke for the first time...

Girls’ faces blurred in toy store ad in Beit Shemsh

JTAPublished February 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The faces of young girls modeling Purim costumes in a toy store ad have been blurred in haredi Orthodox newspapers in Beit Shemesh. In response, consumers have been urged to boycott the toy store chain, Ynet reported. The chain, Red Pirate,...

Hackers strike Israel again

JTAPublished February 2, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An international group of pro-Palestinian hackers said they leaked the credit card details of thousands of Israelis in an escalation of cyber attacks on Israeli targets. The group, called OpFreePalestine, claimed to have published online...

Shalit visits family of slain tank commander

JTAPublished January 31, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit visited the family of his tank commander, who was killed in the same incident in which Shalit was captured. Shalit visited the family of Hanan Barak at their home in Arad on Sunday, Ynet reported...

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