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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Zionism a key part of Herman Wouk legacy

Zionism a key part of Herman Wouk legacy

By Moshe PhillipsPublished May 30, 2019

Herman Wouk, the famed novelist who first became a household name for his 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning “The Caine Mutiny” died last week nearly 70 years after achieving fame. Besides his long career as a writer he was also a lifelong Zionist.This fact...

Ariel Sobel

Most people have no idea what ‘Zionism’ means

By Ariel SobelPublished February 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES — I was born in 1995, which means a lot of things. The Twin Towers toppled when I was only in kindergarten. I’m a digital native. In my lifetime, Israel has always existed. And most people have no idea what the word “Zionism” means.At...

Adi and Eli Feen will be honored at Torah MiTzion Kollel’s March 26 gala. 

Torah MiTzion Kollel gala to honor Adi and Eli Feen

Published March 8, 2017

Torah MiTzion Kollel of St. Louis (TMK), which provides educational activities in schools and synagogues to help strengthen Zionism, Jewish identity and Torah knowledge in the St. Louis Jewish community, will hold its 14th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Sunday...

‘Zionism: The Birth and Transformation of an Ideal’ By Milton Viorst; Thomas Dunne Books, 336 pages,  $27.99

Journalist traces evolution of Zionism from idealism to militarism

By Burton Boxerman, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 18, 2017

Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East by writing articles for The New York Times, serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker and writing six previous books on the region. In his most recent book, “Zionism:...

Fake Mea Culpa

Published August 24, 2016

In the past several years there has been a steady drumbeat of attacks on “Zionism” by European educators, politicians and media that amount to thinly disguised anti-Semitism. One that came to light this past week was particularly poignant, and not...

Myron Jaffe

Myron Jaffe, 91; businessman, passionate Zionist

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished July 18, 2012

Myron Jaffe, who with his late wife founded Admiral Rental and Sales Co., a successful health equipment and party and event furniture rental business, and who was an early and passionate supporter of Zionism, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Princeton,...

More women are needed as leaders

By Marcie Natan, JTAPublished July 9, 2012

NEW YORK — Pride and chagrin: It’s rare that the two emotions are experienced simultaneously. But that is how we are feeling at Hadassah. We feel pride because women now hold three of our top professional positions: Janice Weinman is our new executive...

Young Judaea’s separation from Hadassah begins

By Debra Rubin, JTAPublished July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Young Judaea is en route to full independence from Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah's board had voted for the separation in June 2011, and both organizations announced this week that the move to independence...

Tal Brody

Now’s the Time for Financial Zionism

By Tal BrodyPublished June 13, 2012

Many casual observers of contemporary Israeli affairs face a puzzling dilemma when asked to think about the effects of the so-called BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. On the one hand, they hear reports of ever-increasing accomplishments in...

Some 40,000 haredi Orthodox men filled Citi Field in New York to rally against the dangers of the Internet, May 20, 2012.

Haredim fill N.Y. baseball stadium to decry error of Internet’s ways

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished May 21, 2012

NEW YORK — The sellout crowd that filled Citi Field on Sunday night wore black and white, not the New York Mets’ blue and orange. And instead of jeering the Philadelphia Phillies or Atlanta Braves, they faced a foe that was, to hear them talk about...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his father, Benzion, at a memorial day for Yoni Netanyahu at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem, June 26, 2007.

Benzion Netanyahu’s role in U.S. politics

By Rafael Medoff, JTAPublished April 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- Benzion Netanyahu -- historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel's prime minister -- died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel's most important political families, he also played...

Title VI should be used only on true hatemongers, not political opponents

By David A.M. Wilensky, JTAPublished April 25, 2012

NEW YORK—In the eyes of the Zionist Organization of America, the most depraved enemies of the Jewish people are obnoxious college campus loudmouths. As the editor of New Voices, a national magazine by and for Jewish college students, I have a different...

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