In perhaps the most serious and consequential blunder of his controversial presidency, Donald Trump essentially gave a green light for the brutal Turkish invasion of Kurdish controlled sections of northern Syria, abandoning brave allies in that dangerous region. 

The release of a reconstructed transcript of a questionable phone conversation between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has triggered a formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had resisted such a monumental step…

Even after its second election in six months, Israel’s political picture remains muddled. And yet, the very messiness and apparent chaos and drama after its complicated parliamentary elections are strong proof that its system remains robust and its status as the only democracy in the Middle …

The Days of Awe – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the holiest days on the Jewish calendar – are upon us again. The start of the Jewish New Year comes this Sunday night, Sept. 29. The Day of Atonement, Oct. 9, marks the end of the 10 days of repentance.  

The atmosphere was almost electric at last week’s 118th annual meeting of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, with a mixture of concern over rising anti-Semitism and gun violence plus gratitude for the unique ability of a united Jewish community.

From tai chi to senior ballet, knitting to mah jongg, Jewish learning to movies old and new, the classes at the Mirowitz Center at Covenant Place are a welcome addition to the services and experiences the center is offering to St. Louis seniors — not only to Covenant Place residents, but als…

Jason Greenblatt is leaving his position as the president’s special envoy for Middle East Peace, marking the departure of an expert who is highly respected for his knowledge of the region. Whether his efforts thus far will result in a workable, sensible, equitable peace plan remains to be seen.

It is hard to believe a year has passed since the death of Sen. John McCain, a genuine American war hero and former GOP presidential candidate who was gracious in his loss of the 2008 election to Barack Obama. On this first yahrzeit of the Arizona Republican, his widow, Cindy McCain, has com…

Last week, Israel was all over the news, in media outlets around the globe. Unfortunately, the story capturing the world’s attention was Israel’s abrupt decision to deny entry to Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The resulting controversy provided a glob…

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