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

Judaism and Zionism at Rutgers University

Judaism and Zionism at Rutgers University

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS September 27, 2018

The longstanding controversy over Israel, Zionism and Palestinian rights has resurfaced on an old battleground: New Jersey.And in the process, it is reviving another age-old question: Is Judaism a religion, an ethnicity or both?The issue, first reported...

Fake Mea Culpa

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...

Anti-Israel students at Columbia University erected a mock “apartheid wall” in front of the iconic Low Library steps on March 3 during Israel Apartheid Week. Photo: Uriel Heilman

The missing left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?

Andrew Silow-Carroll March 31, 2016

ANALYSISNEW YORK (JTA) — The Forward recently asked college students “to tell us about a college experience that had shaped their Jewish identity in some way.”Of the six students whose responses it published, five attend American universities. Of...

St. Louis Torah Mitzion Kollel plans gala dinner

November 23, 2011

St. Louis Torah Mitzion Kollel (TMK) will hold a Gala 9th Anniversary Dinner at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Clayton High School Commons, 1 Mark Twain Circle in Clayton.Honorees at the dinner will be Rav Boaz Genut, the founding Shaliach of St. Louis TMK...

Visitors attending the opening night of the controversial new cultural center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Photo: Gili Yaari/Flash90/JTA

Ariel theater opening pits left and right in fight over who is hurting Israel

By Leslie Susser, JTA November 17, 2010

JERUSALEM - Residents of the arid West Bank town of Ariel got a taste last week of Paris.Defying left-wing calls for an actors' boycott, the Beersheba theater group inaugurated a new cultural center with a moving performance of "Piaf," a musical tribute...

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