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After a long struggle and a series of setbacks along the way, the Missouri legislature has finally passed an anti-BDS bill, which strikes a blow against a movement that seeks to marginalize Israel as a pariah state. It’s about time.

As if the worldwide pandemic of the COVID-19 virus is not enough to contend with, the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents confirms our fears that age-old Jew-hatred is on the rise in our country.

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According to the Torah, Moses was 80 years old when he led the Israelites through the 40-year Exodus out of Egypt to the edge of the Promised Land.  Now I am 80 years old and while I would not try to compare myself to Moses, our Greatest Prophet who lived 120 years, I do have a degree in phi…

Missourians of all faiths were shocked and outraged over a fire that was apparently set at the Islamic Center in Cape Girardeau on April 24, causing extensive damage to the sanctuary at the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

The dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new and, for many, an even more frustrating phase. While an uncertain future unfolds, some parts of our nation, state and local community are beginning to allow certain businesses to reopen while others are keeping policies to stay home i…

Among the many questions that the current shelter-in-place situation has posed, here is one more: How can the Jewish community properly and respectfully observe Yom HaShoah when the COVID-19 shutdown has made large gatherings impossible?

The coronavirus appears to have accomplished in Israel what three inconclusive elections and long hours of debate have not: an emergency coalition government.

“Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” — Exodus 20:12

The Passover seder is the most observed occasion for Jews of every stream: Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Humanist, Jewish Renewal or “just Jewish.” 

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