In his first formal address to the Jewish community, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke candidly about his desire for strong Jewish-Catholic relations, while also highlighting the issues that sometimes impede understanding between the two religions.
The president of Lincoln University, a local historically black college that employs a professor who made comments calling for the destruction of Israel, recently visited the Jewish state as part of a program to build partnerships between Israeli and American universities.
The participation of two former Congress members in an upcoming July 4th gathering of white supremacists who have expressed anti-Semitic views and conspiracy theories prompted the Anti-Defamation League to contact news organizations about the event.
Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.
Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.
He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.