A group of local Jews, Muslims and Christians used a chance coincidence — the fast of Tammuz, a days when Jews mourn the destruction of Jerusalem and two Holy Temples, taking place during the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn till sunset — to promote peace in light of the recent violence in Israel.
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.