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

USS St Louis (CL-49) bombarding Guam, July 1944.

The amazing story of Marty Barnes and the USS St. Louis at Pearl Harbor

Published December 6, 2022

Dear Reader, Today is Dec. 7th, the date President Theodore Roosevelt told us "will live in infamy" referring to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2,403 Americans. Since 2008, I've celebrated the life and the story of one Marty...

Robert Clary in the episode Man in a Box. Courtesy Hogans Heroes Fandom.

My favorite episodes of ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ featuring Robert Clary

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished November 21, 2022

Dear Reader, In the late 1970s, Spoede School let out at exactly 3:30 p.m. We would line up in the back and board our school buses for the ride home. I was on Bus #3, and Mr. Matt was our bus driver. Matt knew that he had exactly 30 minutes to get...

My love story and understanding the power of Beshert

My love story and understanding the power of Beshert

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished October 27, 2022

Dear Reader, I'm a true sucker for a great love story and I'm a firm believer in the concept of beshert, the Yiddish word that means “destined” or “fated.” It can be used to describe all kinds of lucky or fortuitous situations, not just romantic...

Dear Reader: Our love / hate relationship with honey cake

Dear Reader: Our love / hate relationship with honey cake

Published September 19, 2022

Dear reader, Honey cake is the sweet baked treat many Jews eat on Rosh Hashanah to bring in a sweet Jewish New Year. For many, the cake has come to be a symbol. As children, the smells and flavors that emanated from the kitchens of our families are...

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