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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

In addition to beets, this salad recipe includes avocado, feta cheese, cucumber and banana peppers. Photo: Katie Silver

This beet salad is suprisingly easy — and tasty

KATIE SILVER, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Senior January 20, 2022

“Ooh? For me?” I said, coming home to what I knew was my mom’s lunch for herself. “You can have some,” my mom replied. (She knew I would try it anyway.) In the bowl on the counter was a bunch of fruits and vegetables: avocado, cucumber,...

Easy roast chicken and lemon soup

Easy roast chicken and lemon soup

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer January 18, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Light, a lot of soup recipes in our database.  A precursory search found over 200 soup recipes, some dating back 30ish years. Because recipes do not go bad, we’re going to bring them all back to life every other Wednesday with...

Ed Schoenfeld, Jewish restaurateur who helped promote Chinese food in the 1970s and 80s, is dead at 72

Ed Schoenfeld, Jewish restaurateur who helped promote Chinese food in the 1970s and 80s, is dead at 72

January 18, 2022

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Ed Schoenfeld, a Jewish restaurateur who helped promote an array of Chinese food options in New York City over decades, died Friday at 72. Schoenfeld’s love of cooking first began with Jewish dishes like kreplach...

Big changes, new bagels and a viral video, all new from Leftys Bagels

Big changes, new bagels and a viral video, all new from Lefty’s Bagels

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer January 13, 2022

If your first rule of where you buy your bagels is to buy from someone who is sort of mean, no fun, and doesn't like making bagels, then please read no further. The guy's from Lefty's Bagels are not for you. Here's proof, and just in time for...

Barley-Carrot_Croquettes. Photo: Michael Kahn

Tu B’Shevat seder features a lucky seven food species

MARGI LENGA KAHN, Special to the Jewish Light January 13, 2022

Rabbi Eliyahu Safran of the Orthodox Union refers to the number seven as the perfect number. “Seven is completeness and wholesomeness,” he says. There are numerous examples in Judaism of the significance of that seven, beginning with Shabbat, the...

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #3

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #3

Rob Eshen, The Forward January 11, 2022

“This story was originally published on Jan. 9 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning.” Everyone needs a go-to matzah ball soup recipe. You really just need one, dependable...

Gluten free and dairy free macaroons

Enjoy this gluten free macaroon recipe now, then save for Passover

Rhonda Albom, Owner, Kibitzspot.com January 11, 2022
This dairy-free and gluten-free macaroon recipe is a simple, fresh, and easy snack or dessert. It’s not just a Passover treat, so enjoy them anytime.
This weeks Sunday Brunch pick: Rooster Downtown

This week’s Sunday Brunch pick: Rooster Downtown

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer January 6, 2022

Here’s the formula for a perfect Sunday morning: sleep past 7, take care of the dogs, make coffee and fill up two mugs. Bring the coffee and the dogs back upstairs to a lovely wife who is just waking up, sip coffee, relax and then discuss where we're...

5 Jewish food trends to look out for this year

5 Jewish food trends to look out for this year

Shannon Sarna, The Nosher January 6, 2022
Our food predictions for 2022 include herring sandwiches, potato milk and kosher bacon too.
Courtesy Joan Nathan, and “Jewish Cooking in America”

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #2

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer January 4, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Light, a lot of soup recipes in our database.  A precursory search found over 200 soup recipes, some dating back 30ish years. Because recipes do not go bad, we’re going to bring them all back to life every other Wednesday with...

Remembering one The Loops best: Riddles Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar

Remembering one “The Loop’s” best: “Riddles Penultimate Cafe & Wine Bar”

Harley Hammerman, Special For the St. Louis Jewish Light January 2, 2022

There is an amazing website called Lost Tables, dedicated to celebrating the restaurants of our past. We are partnering with the site’s creator Harley Hammerman and celebrating these wonderful stories. Hammerman and his wife Marlene are members of Shaare...

Does the cheesecake shortage of 2021 mean that Christmas is becoming more Jewish?

Does the cheesecake shortage of 2021 mean that Christmas is becoming more Jewish?

Andrew Silverstein, The Forward December 23, 2021

This story was originally published on [DATE] by The Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from The Forward delivered to you each morning. Promptly at noon Friday, I went to a Philadelphia cream cheese website to sign up for the...

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