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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Norm Macdonald’s gift to Jewish humor

Norm Macdonald’s gift to Jewish humor

September 14, 2021

Norm Macdonald, the former Saturday Night Live news anchor and stand-up legend, wasn’t Jewish. But the Canadian-born comedian, who died Tuesday from cancer at the age of 61, left behind two of the greatest Jewish humor moments in recent memory. Macdonald’s...

Jon, Jeff and Jacob Waldman taste the toasted ravioli at Pasta House for their T-Rav Tasters blog and video series.

Waldman brothers drop latest T-Rav Taster video

Jordan Palmer September 12, 2021

Back in July, Jewish Light writer Bill Motchan introduced you to the Waldman brothers and their noble quest of finding the best-toasted ravioli in St. Louis, then sharing their findings with the world. Jeff, Jon and Jacob Waldman have the dedication...

Great moments in Jewish comic history: Jack Benny on Laugh-In

Great moments in Jewish comic history: Jack Benny on Laugh-In

September 9, 2021

Benny Kubelsky who was born in Waukegan, Ill., the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia who owned a saloon, would grow up to became of the world’s greatest comedians, Jack Benny. A show business institution, Mr. Benny carved out a reputation in vaudville,...

Ben Stiller and Diego Schwartzman’s unlikely friendship continues

Ben Stiller and Diego Schwartzman’s unlikely friendship continues

September 9, 2021

(JTA) — The Ben Stiller-Diego Schwartzman bromance is still going strong. While Schwartzman was eliminated from the U.S. Open in New York on Sunday, he snuck in some more quality with Stiller, the Jewish actor who happens to be one of Diego’s...

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about the JL giving away free cookies?

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about the JL giving away free cookies?

Jordan Palmer September 8, 2021

We are serious about our Jewish Joke of the Week. So much so, that we're offering a free cookie coupon from Hot Box Cookies, and all you have to do is be funny. Well, you have send us a joke that is funny, and funny clean. No funny, not clean jokes. ...

Rob Loewenstein has a custom license plate with the name of the short blast of the shofar during Rosh Hashanah services.

Rob Loewenstein “literally” has a Missouri license to shofar

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light September 8, 2021

When Rob Loewenstein drives around town, he’s accustomed to other drivers tapping on their horn to get his attention after they spot his license plate. It reads “TEKIAH,” the short blast of the shofar that accompanies the Rosh Hashanah service. “I...

Is Brett Goldstein, who plays foul mouthed Roy Kent on Ted Lasso, Jewish?

Is Brett Goldstein, who plays foul mouthed Roy Kent on Ted Lasso, Jewish?

September 7, 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...

Remembering when Mallory Palmer went viral combining sea lions with the blasts of the shofar

Remembering when Mallory Palmer went viral combining sea lions with the blasts of the shofar

Jordan Palmer, Mallory's Dad September 7, 2021

I can't believe it's been a year since the Jewish news world went bonkers for St. Louis TikTok user named Mallory Palmer, who created a viral video combining the call of sea lions with the blasts of the shofar. Forward, JTA, Times Of Israel, The Cleveland...

The banner in question flies across the Florida sky, August 2021. Screenshot)

An aerial banner said ‘Jew, I have a question.’ It was a marriage proposal — the Jew reportedly said yes.

Ben Sales September 2, 2021

(JTA) — The banner, dragged by a plane last week across the Florida sky, looked disconcerting. “Jew, I have a question,” it said. Certainly it was a moment made for Twitter, attracting both jokesters and antisemitism watchdogs. A tweet...

This New Maccabeats Rosh Hashanah Parody Is Short and Sweet

This New Maccabeats Rosh Hashanah Parody Is Short and Sweet

Lior Zaltzman, Kveller September 1, 2021

This new Maccabeats parody for Rosh Hashanah is short but very, very sweet. For the Jewish New Year, which starts on the evening of September 6 this year, the beloved Jewish a cappella band jumped on a popular TikTok challenge — #gracekellychallenge...

Who is Madison Beer and is she Jewish?

Who is Madison Beer and is she Jewish?

September 1, 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...

Is CNN's John King Jewish?

Is CNN’s John King Jewish?

August 31, 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...

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