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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

The offline Passover Haggadah for an online world

By Menachem Posner, Chabad.org/newsPublished March 20, 2023

The Chabad.org Haggadah, the product of years of work in reimagining how the Passover Seder experience could be made easier to follow and more inspiring is available for the first time in hardcover this year, as well as in its popular downloadable and softcover versions. Now...

WashU Hillel carries on long-standing Passover meal tradition

WashU Hillel carries on long-standing Passover meal tradition

Published March 19, 2023

Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU Hillel) invites the community to join St. Louis area college students, faculty, and University staff for Kosher for Passover lunches and dinners throughout the holiday.  Community lunches will take...

A Braille Haggadah
Photo by Hanan Cohen/The National Library of Israel

Free annotated Haggadah available for the visually impaired

By Kayla Rosen, Chabad.org/newsPublished March 13, 2023

As part of its longstanding effort to make Jewish texts available to as many people as possible, the Kehot Publication Society has released a newly revised, free Annotated Passover Haggadah designed for the visually impaired and reading disabled in...

The hidden connection between Shabbat and reading

The hidden connection between Shabbat and reading

BY DAVID BASHEVKIN, JTAPublished March 8, 2023

From the ages of about five until around I was eleven, my favorite place in the world was the Scholastic Book Fair. For a moment, nothing in the world felt as important as a book. One of my favorites that I bought at the fair was called “Drop Everything,...

Bais Yaakov hosts three-day Shabbaton event

Bais Yaakov hosts three-day Shabbaton event

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-ChiefPublished March 7, 2023

Last week, Esther Miller Bais Yaakov (all-women’s) High School in University City welcomed about 150 Orthodox high school students and chaperones from 15 other Bais Yaakov schools around the country for a three-day Shabbaton. The theme was “Walking...

A St. Louis rabbi explains the whole Megillah

A St. Louis rabbi explains the “whole Megillah”

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished March 2, 2023

The Book of Esther, also known as the Megillah, is the story commemorating the saving of the Jewish people from Haman in the ancient Persian Empire. Esther was a young Jewish woman living in the Persian diaspora who finds favor with the king,...

15 Shabbat candle facts every Jewish woman and man should know

15 Shabbat candle facts every Jewish woman and man should know

Menachem Posner, Chabad.org/newsPublished February 21, 2023

Shabbat candles are lit by Jewish women and girls (or men when there are no women present) 18 minutes before sunset every Friday afternoon and on the eve of Jewish holidays, ideally in the dining room, where the festive meal will soon take place. 1....

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