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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

Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, at a Capitol Hill hearing on moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Nov. 8, 2017. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

ZOA president Morton Klein to speak at NHBZ

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 17, 2018

Morton Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), will be the featured speaker at a Shabbat program hosted by Nusach Hari B’nai Zion congregation May 26. Klein, known for his outspoken views on Israel, will discuss, “The...

A man dressed as Elmo from Sesame Street is shown yelling anti-Semitic slurs in New Yorks Times Square, June 2012.

Friday Five: Ankie Spitzer, Hateful Elmo, Aaron Sorkin, Mikhail Fridman and Pamela Geller

By JTA Staff June 29, 2012

The global chorus is getting louder: Lawmakers and leaders from countries around the globe are calling for a moment of silence at this year’s summer Olympics to remember the 11 Israelis murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games. One of the most...

Letters to the editor, week of May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

Jewish Prison Outreach Thanks so much to Ellen Futterman and the Light for the article about Rabbi Jim Goodman’s prison seder at Charleston Correctional Center (“Why is this seder different from all other seders?” April 18).  Since 2005 Jewish...

Letters to the editor: week of May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

Lessons of ‘Hunger Games’ [Regarding the April 18 commentary, “An Israeli perspective on the ‘Hunger Games’”] I have also read the “Hunger Games” trilogy because I wanted to know what my grandchildren’s generation found so intriguing....

Morton A. Klein

Jewish groups should embrace new legal protection for Jewish students

By Morton A. Klein and Susan B. Tuchman, JTA April 16, 2012

Imagine if the NAACP responded with skepticism to the passage of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and urged African Americans to exercise their civil rights cautiously under this law. Title VI was landmark legislation when it was passed in 1964 to remedy...

Letters to the Editor week of March 14, 2012

March 14, 2012

Gender separation I enjoyed reading about the young ladies who staged a musical for their mothers and other female friends. Norman Pressman (Letter to the editor, Feb. 29) took great umbrage at the teenage thespians. Some might consider his letter vitriolic...

Holder: U.S. urged Israel not to release killers of Americans

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 10, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official said the United States urged Israel not to free Palestinian terrorists in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal who killed Americans. In a Jan. 30 letter to the Parents Forum, a group of American citizens and parents...

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