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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

New Jewish Theatre will revisit Neill Simons Laughter on the 23rd Floor for the opening of its 2022 season. Above: A photo of the cast of NJTs 2010 production of the play. (John Lamb)

Neil Simon comedy kicks off 2022 NJT season

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

The New Jewish Theatre will open its 2022 season Jan. 19 with Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.” It will kick off NJT’s six show season, with Artistic Director Edward Coffield directing. Coffield notes that the upcoming season celebrates...

The funny Yiddish things my Bubbe/Zayde said

The funny Yiddish things my Bubbe/Zayde said

Jordan Palmer September 21, 2021

It's truly amazing how long it takes till you really understand your grandfather or at least a part of him, you took for granted. Since joining the Jewish Light, I've reflected on my own Jewish experience growing up, and part of that was the Yiddish,...

This Week in Mah Jongg: Game Strategy (Part 1)

This Week in Mah Jongg: Game Strategy (Part 1)

September 20, 2021

In our last article, we introduced the topic of game strategy and gave some general advice to get you started. The next few articles will delve deeper into this fascinating topic and discuss why it's such an important part of the game of American Mah...

This Week’s Jewish Trivia Quiz: Submarines

This Week’s Jewish Trivia Quiz: Submarines

MARK D. ZIMMERMAn, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT September 20, 2021

Submarines are in the headlines, as Australia canceled a multi-billion dollar submarine contract with France, opting instead to purchase from the United States and Great Britain. This has led to great diplomatic turmoil, including France’s recall of...

Brett Goldstein, winner of best supporting actor in a comedy series for Ted Lasso, poses in the press room during the 2021 Emmy Awards, Sept. 19, 2021. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Emmys 2021: ‘Ted Lasso’ star, ‘Queen’s Gambit’ director make up few Jewish wins, while acceptance speech angers crowd

Gabe Friedman September 20, 2021

(JTA) — It was a tale of two speeches: One Jewish actor delighted with his acceptance speech, while a Jewish director earned the scorn of the internet with his. At the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Brett Goldstein, a co-star of the smash hit comedy...

Moe Jeudy-Lamour as AFC Richmond goalkeeper Thierry Zoreaux (Apple TV)

‘Ted Lasso’ goalkeeper Moe Jeudy-Lamour is a citizen of the world

Emily Burack September 20, 2021

This article originally appeared on Alma. Actor Moe Jeudy-Lamour really needs to get his Star of David necklace repaired. One day, he took it off, accidentally yanking the chain, and it broke. So, on our Zoom just after the Jewish New Year, he’s...

George R.R. Martin, left, shown with Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was shocked by his DNA test. (Courtesy of McGee Media/Ark Media)

Happy Birthday to the 1/4 Jew, ‘Game of Thrones’ creator George R.R. Martin

September 19, 2021

(JTA) — PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” has had plenty of Jewish guests — Bernie Sanders, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson — and the occasional guest, like Paul Ryan, who learn they have a Jewish ancestor...

Lost Tables: Remembering the Eat-Rite Diner

Lost Tables: Remembering the Eat-Rite Diner

Harley Hammerman, Special For The Jewish Light September 19, 2021

Have you ever wondered what happened to that restaurant you once loved and have memories of dining at with your family and friends? We did! There is an amazing website called Lost Tables, dedicated to celebrating the restaurants of our past. We are partnering...

Is Richard Kind Jewish?

Is Richard Kind Jewish?

September 18, 2021

It’s a right of Jewish passage to wonder who out there in the world is Jewish too, especially famous people like actors, singers, athletes, and even social media stars and YouTubers. It’s just something we do. So, to better answer the question...

Daytime Emmy Awards 2021 via Getty Images/Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

Mayim Bialik Is Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’ for 7 Weeks!

Maddy Albert, JTA September 18, 2021

Attention all Mayim Bialik fans and lovers of “Jeopardy!”: Get your TV remotes ready! Our favorite Jewish mom and neuroscientist will begin a seven-week stint hosting the iconic game show on Monday, September 20, and we couldn’t be more excited. On...

Hailee Steinfelds young Avenger teams up with Jeremy Renner for Marvels Hawkeye series

Hailee Steinfeld’s young Avenger teams up with Jeremy Renner for Marvel’s ‘Hawkeye’ series

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 18, 2021

In case you have lived under a rock for the past decade, Marvel has taken over Hollywood, one successful and highly-watched movie and television show at a time. Whether it's "Avengers: Endgame" becoming the all-time No. 1 movie at the box office...

Betsy Cohens new book demystifies tactics for foreign-born job seekers

Betsy Cohen’s new book demystifies tactics for foreign-born job seekers

September 16, 2021

A St. Louis author's new book is one with a specific goal. To demystify the tactics necessary to find and land a good job so that anyone new to America, and the country itself will thrive and succeed. "Welcome to the U.S.A.-You're...

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