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Anti-Semitic Voicemail Left At Washington University In St. Louis Library

In a continuing spate of incidents using spoofing technology, the following reported last week, the second in the past months targeting individuals in the St. Louis region: Reprinted in part from The Huffington Post, April 7, 2017 Campus police at Washington University in St. Louis alerted local and federal authorities last month after an unnerving, anti-Semitic voicemail was left for

Anti-Semites Celebrate When Jews Are Targeted

In light of bomb threats aimed at Jewish institutions, anti-Semitic fliers posted at campuses, the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, and the lashing out at a Jewish reporter by President Trump, anti-Semites are having a field day.  Each time a Jewish person or institution is targeted, anti-Semites believe they are winning the battle against what they allege

ADL DISAPPOINTED BY INVOCATION FOR MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Multi-Faith Coalition Strongly Discourages Exclusionary Prayer St. Louis, February 3, 2017… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed its disappointment in the unusually exclusionary invocation offered by a member of the House of Representatives at the start of this week’s proceedings. It exhorted members in part to “… live in a world that is cursed and plagued by sin and evil,

Never to Early to Learn to Talk about Prejudice

FROM St. Louis Public Radio News:  September 18, 2016 by Camille Phillips: A Jewish preschool in Creve Coeur is taking a proactive approach to talking about diversity. Over the past few months teachers and parents with Temple Israel’s Deutsch Early Childhood Center have taken part in anti-bias workshops taught by the Anti-Defamation League. The latest on Sunday brought the preschoolers into

August 2016: Remembering the 101st anniversary of the killing of Leo Frank

March 5, 2014 Letters to the Editor St. Louis Jewish Light To the Editor: In his Feb. 26 commentary (“A ‘Frank’ look at American anti-Semitism”), David Benkof questions “why so many American Jews felt besieged” by anti-Semitism when it appeared the exception rather than the rule. Rather than exaggerate issues of anti-Semitism, ADL has instead reported a downward trend. The total number