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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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No longer a duo: Damon-Affleck collaborate with Jewish woman for ‘Last Duel’ screenplay

Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light October 22, 2021

“The Last Duel,” a potential blockbuster, opened in theaters on Oct. 15. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film depicts the last (1386) legally sanctioned “trial by combat” in French history. Here’s the basic (true) story: Jean Carrouges (Matt Damon),...

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Fran Kranz’s stunning ‘Mass’ features career best work from Jason Isaacs

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light October 22, 2021

Compassion, guilt, and rage all live in the same neighborhood, often sharing the same street from time to time. These three things can define and undo us, the Achilles heel for every human who decides to feel. Every once in a while, they come together...

The Saville family enjoys a summer day at the Arch three months prior to their move from Jerusalem to St. Louis.

Teen settles into St. Louis life after family moves here from Jerusalem

Avital Vorobeychik, Freshman, Yeshivat Kadimah High School October 22, 2021

This summer, freshman Dvir Saville moved to St. Louis from Jerusalem with his parents, Aviezer and Irit, and his three younger brothers. “My dad is an accountant that works for a global accounting firm, and two years ago, [he] was offered to go on...

Jewish Light Exclusive: Natan Sharansky remains optimistic about Israel-Diaspora

Jewish Light Exclusive: Natan Sharansky remains optimistic about Israel-Diaspora

Eric Berger, Associate Editor October 22, 2021

Natan Sharansky wrote his latest book because his own life serves as an answer to what he sees as a pressing question: Is the gap between Israel and world Jewry narrowing or widening? The book, “Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People,” chronicles...

Afghanistan withdrawal will come back to haunt us

Afghanistan withdrawal will come back to haunt us

Marty Rochester, Special to the Jewish Light October 22, 2021

In 2008, I wrote “U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Gulliver’s Travails,” in which I stated that I was “particularly interested in exploring the difficult foreign policy choices that confront the United States today in a post-Cold War environment...

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5 Jeff Goldblum movies to watch on the Jewish actor’s 69th birthday

Alec Baris, Digital Engagement Associate October 21, 2021

Jeff Goldblum, the Jewish dad, actor, musician and avid fan of local children’s art turns 69 years old today (Friday, Oct. 22)! Goldblum grew up in an Orthodox family in West Homestead, Penn. Last year, in the PBS celebrity genealogy show “Finding...

Kneading a need – proceeds from challah bake to support programs benefitting children with cancer

Kneading a need – proceeds from challah bake to support programs benefitting children with cancer

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2021

The third annual challah bake fundraiser for Spread Ari’s Light Foundation will take place both virtually and in-person at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Jewish Community Center, 16801 Baxter Road in Chesterfield. Eleven-year-old Arianna Dougan,...

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Relentless Blues all set for home opener after perfect road trip

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish Light October 21, 2021

To say the St. Louis Blues wanted revenge during Saturday night's season-opener in Colorado would be an understatement. A week shy of five months since the Avalanche swept the Blues in the 2020-21 playoffs, it was important for St. Louis to send a clear...

Illustration of the Beresheet 2 Moon mission. Image courtesy of SpaceIL

Israel and UAE plan to fly to the Moon together

Abigail Klein Leichman October 21, 2021

(ISRAEL21c) - When Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed the historic Abraham Accords last year to foster binational collaborations, it seemed that the sky was the limit. Now, even the sky is no limit. The newest of many projects blossoming...

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Commute got you down? Fly to work on your electric plane

Brian Blum October 21, 2021

(ISRAEL21c) - The morning news is reporting terrible traffic into the city. Waze has no workaround, and you’re needed in the office for an important client meeting at 9am sharp. “No problem,” you smile. “I’ll just fly to work.” Literally. That’s...

Testing Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled egg recipe

Testing Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled egg recipe

Katie Silver, Senior, Ladue Horton Watkins High School October 21, 2021

I tried what can only be described as the most stressful scrambled eggs recipe of all time: Gordon Ramsay’s scrambled eggs. As I watched his tutorial on how to cook them: on the stove, off the stove, back once again, I could only think of one thing…...

Jewish Book Festival offers a host of author events, in-person and online

Jewish Book Festival offers a host of author events, in-person and online

Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light October 21, 2021

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is back, and this time it’s in-person — and virtual. What remains the same is that the book festival, Nov. 7-18, brings to town its usual splendid array of books, with more than 25 events and 35 authors, for its...

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