Missouri

Several Holocaust books, including ‘Maus,’ have been yanked from some Missouri schools amid law

The list of books pulled from shelves was published Wednesday by the literary free-expression advocacy group PEN America.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
17/11/2022
Bagel and "cream cheese and lox."

Missouri bagel shop goes viral for Talmud-inspired push to feed the poor

The principle of feeding the needy is so ingrained in Jewish tradition that the Talmud quote posted at the counter of Goldie's Bagels is traditionally recited in Aramaic at the seder.

By Jackie Hajdenberg/JTA
02/09/2022

St. Louis man confesses to threatening to blow up synagogue

Cody Steven Rush, 30, confessed in court on Monday to calling the FBI saying he wanted to blow up the Central Reform Synagogue because he "hates Jews."

At least 50 injured, multiple killed after Amtrak train hits truck, derails

Eight cars and two locomotives derailed, Amtrak said, leaving all but one car lying on its side along the track surrounded by grass and farmland.

By REUTERS
28/06/2022

Burglar ransacks Kansas City Chabad, leaves Torah untouched

The intruder left the Torah, a silver pointer used during Torah readings, and all the Hebrew Bibles and prayer books.

Missouri executed 'disabled' man despite pope call for clemency

Ernest Johnson's lawyers say there is overwhelming evidence of his intellectual disability. They asked the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to halt the execution.

By REUTERS
06/10/2021

Last widow of US Civil War veteran dies at age 101

Few knew about the marriage, which was kept secret to avoid a scandal.

Pro-BDS Cori Bush defeats pro-Israel Missouri congressman in DNC primary

Bush defeated Lacy Clay by 3 percentage points, 48.6% to 45.5% in the primary Tuesday.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
06/08/2020
Missouri Governor Mike Parson signs an anti-BDS bill into law. July 13, 2020.

Missouri joins 31 other states in passing anti-BDS legislation

Missouri joins Nevada, Minnesota and Alabama, among others, in passing legislation preventing the state from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.

St. Louis couple who aimed guns at protesters had run-ins with synagogue

An extensive report about Patricia and Mark McCloskey’s previous clashes reveals that among their many targets has been the Reform synagogue next door.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
13/07/2020
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