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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

Lost Dishes: Balaban's Smoked Trout Pancake

Lost Dishes: Balaban’s Smoked Trout Pancake

HARLEY HAMMERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 15, 2021

Restaurants hold a special place in our lives. We cherish memories of the hangout we went to in high school, the posh eatery we dined at on special occasions, and that place we kept returning to when it had been too long. We’ve lost many of the St....

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Toilet health monitor coming to a loo near you
OutSense’s US pilot to run in conjunction with a healthcare enterprise with almost 100 facilities.
By Naama Barak  JUNE 14, 2021, 11:50 AM
Photo by Danilo Alvesd on Unsplash

Toilet health monitor coming to a loo near you, thanks to Israeli tech

Naama Barak , THE FORWARD June 15, 2021
OutSense’s US pilot to run in conjunction with a healthcare enterprise with almost 100 facilities.
What makes a fish Kosher?

What makes a fish Kosher?

MJL, MY JEWISH LEARNING June 14, 2021
Your guide to choosing a kosher fish.
The Nimble machine does your nails at home, automatically. Photo courtesy of Nimble

Israeli man invents nail polish robot that paints and dries in 10 minutes per hand

Abigail Klein Leichman , ISRAEL21C June 14, 2021
After his date arrived late due to a manicure malfunction, Omri Moran founded Nimble to automate the process at home.
Yiddish Word(s) Of The Week: A patsh farheylt

Yiddish Word(s) Of The Week: A patsh farheylt

June 14, 2021

Unlike Latin, which I arguably don’t know, but am going to say this anyway, Yiddish has style. To me, the style comes not just from the incredibly humorous sounding words, but from the literal way our great-great-grandparents, great-grandparents,...

Why we're kvelling over: Tamar Sher

Why we’re kvelling over: Tamar Sher

June 11, 2021

The literal definition of the Yiddish word Kvell is to "Feel or express pride, or to be extraordinarily pleased. Kvell is a verb, so it would be accurate to say to your friend, “I am sure that you were kvelling when you watched your son graduate yeshivah....

The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut June 10, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration set off a firestorm of debate when it approved a new drug, aducanumab, for Alzheimer’s disease via an accelerated approval pathway. This decision ignored the recommendation of the FDA’s external advisory panel to...

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

MICHELE CHABIN, JTA June 10, 2021

JERUSALEM – The elderly grandmother had a fever and felt weak, despite the antibiotics her family doctor had prescribed a couple of days earlier for a urinary tract infection. Instead of feeling better, she was getting worse. That’s when her worried...

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What’s so Jewish about National Iced Tea Day? Relax, we’ll tell you

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2021

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do for a living and have for more than 40 years. But when I think about where else my talents lie -- what else I’d be really good at -- it comes down to two things: Coming up with catchy names for nail polish colors...

The Messier Side of Parenting: The Uber Life

The Messier Side of Parenting: The Uber Life

June 10, 2021

“The Messier Side of Parenting” introduces readers to Taryn Goldstein, 43, a St. Louis Jewish mother of four sons, ranging in age from 9 to 15. In her video blog, Goldstein will offer her no-holds-barred take on parenting, with topics ranging from...

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Upcoming family events in the St. Louis Jewish community

June 9, 2021

The History Clubhouse at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park When/Where? One-hour play sessions at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays each week throughout the summer Virtual/In-Person? In-person. All visitors ages...

Summer camp

Going to sleepover camp for the first time? Our experts explain what to bring.

Laura K. Silver & Katie Silver, Special to the Jewish Light June 9, 2021

Once you pack the sunscreen and the bug spray, here are the Top 10 things a parent of a new camper should think about including in his or her packing list.   1. A lint roller  Camp is dirty. In order for a camper to keep his/her bed...

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