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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

Summer Arts Guide 2022

Summer Arts Guide 2022

Patricia Corrigan, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2022

June is busting out all over with arts and entertainment events — quickly followed by equally enticing opportunities to get out and about in July and August. What’s coming to St. Louis? Opera! Jackson Browne! Theater — indoors and out! Music! Circus...

Understanding Bob Dylan’s bohemian Zionism

Understanding Bob Dylan’s bohemian Zionism

Blake Flayton, JNS May 18, 2022

(Jewish Journal via JNS) This week, we celebrate the 80th birthday of Robert Allen Zimmerman, one of America’s most celebrated singer-songwriters. Many American Jews know that Zimmerman went on to change his name to Bob Dylan in a bid for palatability...

Why are Bob Dylan’s archives in Tulsa?

Why are Bob Dylan’s archives in Tulsa?

Seth Rogovoy, The Forward May 3, 2022

Why Tulsa? To be more precise: Why is the new Bob Dylan Center – home to the Nobel Prize laureate’s archive as well as gallery space that will perpetually play host to 16 revolving exhibitions based on the archive’s holdings — located in...

We Remember: Songs of Survivors now available on Nine PBS

“We Remember: Songs of Survivors” now available on Nine PBS

Dan Buffa, Special For The Jewish Light April 27, 2022

"Many documentaries exist about the Holocaust. However, few have taken such a unique approach to telling these horrific stories." In remembering something so life-changing and tragic, yet hopeful and connective in its actions and impact, doing...

HBO to produce comedy series about Hasidic rapper Nissim Black

HBO to produce comedy series about Hasidic rapper Nissim Black

April 27, 2022

(JTA) – HBO Max is currently producing a new comedy series based on the life of former gang member-turned-Hasidic-rapper Nissim Black.  Black, who lives in Israel, announced the upcoming show on Twitter on Monday, writing that he hopes “this series...

Israeli musician David Broza is helping ‘re-envision’ Friday night services

Israeli musician David Broza is helping ‘re-envision’ Friday night services

April 27, 2022

(New York Jewish Week) — When Gady Levy, the executive director of the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, approached Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza about composing new music for a Friday night Shabbat service, the musician was skeptical. “My...

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