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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Your Wednesday Surprise Soup Spectacular #1

Your Wednesday Surprise Soup Spectacular #1

December 21, 2021

There are some foods that we as Jews simply identify as “Jewish Food.” It’s a cultural marker and allows a common thread to exist among Jewish communities around the world.  Among the food styles that many Jews can identify with is soup. Now,...

latkes

Bake your latkes this Hanukkah. You won’t regret it.

By Paula Shoyer The Nosher via JTA December 1, 2021

Everyone loves potato latkes, but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. These latkes are baked in the oven and easily won over my kids. You do need to watch them so they don’t burn; they were done at different...

Shofar

Sounding the shofar is a blast — and meaningful

By Carnie Shalom Rose September 4, 2021

This story was originally published on Sept. 10, 2020. Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose and three additional Hadar fellows reflect on the calls of the shofar In this unprecedented year when our High Holiday experiences will surely be modified to address...

Popularized in America by Jews, pickles pack a punch

By Josh Lipowsky, JTA July 1, 2021

TEANECK, N.J. — Happy National Pickle Month.  That's right, if you're a pickle lover, you're in luck. July is national pickle month: a month dedicated to crunchy, super-tasty pickles! Let's be honest, how much do you really appreciate the pickle?...

The remarkable true story of this maple walnut cake recipe

The remarkable true story of this maple walnut cake recipe

Shared by Judy Bart Kancigor April 27, 2021

This story originally appeared on The Jewish Food Society “It always was a party when we got together,” cookbook author Judy Bart Kancigor says of her family when she was little. Judy grew up in Belle Harbor, a neighborhood just four blocks...

People wave Armenian and U.S. flags in front of the U.S. Embassy in the Armenian capital Yerevan after President Joe Biden recognized the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, April 24, 2021. (Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images)

Jewish groups welcomed Biden’s designation of an Armenian genocide. It wasn’t always so.

Ron Kampeas April 26, 2021

WASHINGTON (JTA) — One Wednesday in October 2007, seven Jewish lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee did something extraordinary: They ignored the pleas of the Jewish establishment. Jewish politicos were often happy to advance the...

Phillip Weiner on the toll COVID has taken on Bosnias Jewish community: Its a horror show. (Courtesy of Weiner)

A Bosnian War prosecutor from Boston is trying to help Sarajevo’s Jews survive a brutal COVID-19 surge

Bette Keva April 26, 2021

(Jewish Journal-Massachusetts via JTA) — It’s been nearly a decade since Phillip Weiner last lived in Sarajevo, where he served as an international war crimes judge. But Weiner has remained in touch with the Bosnian Jews he met there, and when...

Stray bullet kills Jewish reporter for NPR affiliate in Kansas City

Stray bullet kills Jewish reporter for NPR affiliate in Kansas City

Ron Kampeas April 26, 2021

(JTA) — Aviva Okeson-Haberman had come home after apartment hunting in Lawrence, Kansas, where the reporter for the Kansas City NPR affiliate was about to start a new job covering social services and criminal justice. On Friday, Okeson-Haberman...

Mandy Patinkin breaks down in tears when he learns that he lost family in the Holocaust on ‘Finding Your Roots’

Mandy Patinkin breaks down in tears when he learns that he lost family in the Holocaust on ‘Finding Your Roots’

GABE FRIEDMAN April 26, 2021

(JTA) — Jewish actor Mandy Patinkin never thought he had family members who died in the Holocaust. The team behind “Finding Your Roots,” the long-running PBS celebrity genealogy show, proved he was mistaken. In his episode airing Tuesday...

Sacha Baron Cohen poses in humorous fashion for a photo during a screening of the Oscars in Sydney, Australia, April 25, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Rick Rycroft/ Pool/Getty Images)

Oscars 2021: Jewish nominees (nearly) strike out

Gabe Friedman April 25, 2021

(JTA) — It was an unusual Academy Awards in several ways. Forced to adapt to social distancing protocols, the ceremony was split into different venues but mostly took place in Los Angeles’ Union Station. For only the second time in history,...

The Riverdale Jewish Center, one of the vandalized synagogues. (JTA archive)

Windows broken at four synagogues in Bronx Jewish neighborhood

Ben Sales April 25, 2021

NEW YORK (JTA) — Four synagogues in the New York City neighborhood of Riverdale were vandalized as rocks were hurled through their windows and glass doors. The vandalism in the Bronx neighborhood, which has a large Jewish population, occurred...

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-HI, who introduced the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, speaks in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2021. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Senate passes legislation to improve hate crime reporting

Ben Sales April 25, 2021

(JTA) — The Senate passed a bill to help law enforcement respond to hate crimes and report them to the federal government, alongside legislation that specifically combats anti-Asian hate crimes. As anti-Semitism has risen in recent years, national...

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