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St. Louis Jewish Light

Take the #Matzahchallenge for Ukraine

Take the #Matzahchallenge for Ukraine

Published April 18, 2022

The Jewish Federation of New York has brought back its annual #Matzahchallenge to help Ukraine. From April 15 - 23, each post uploaded to social media using the hashtag #MatzahChallenge will unlock $18 toward humanitarian aid for Ukraine, thanks to...

Printable Recipe: Lemony Spinach Date & Almond salad

Printable Recipe: Lemony Spinach Date & Almond salad

Published April 6, 2022

Vinaigrette: 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus more to taste 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 small shallot, peeled and finely minced 1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil, plus more...

The Battle for Truth in Russia’s War with Ukraine

The Battle for Truth in Russia’s War with Ukraine

Published March 13, 2022

As both a Ukrainian American and a media scholar, Dr. Zwarun has long been interested in the persuasion side of the “hybrid war” Russia is waging against Ukraine. Given the recent attack and invasion instigated by the Russians, her research from a...

Printable Recipe: Pretzel Bagel Dog Hamantaschen

Printable Recipe: Pretzel Bagel Dog Hamantaschen

Published March 13, 2022

Ingredients 1 ½ cups warm water 2 ¼ tsp dry active yeast (1 envelope) 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt 1 Tbsp canola oil 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 3 ¾ – 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 9 cups water ...

Printable Matzah Ball Pho Recipe

Published March 8, 2022

Ingredients For the broth: 2 medium unpeeled yellow onions, halved 1 large 4”-5” piece of ginger, cut in half lengthwise 5 quarts cold water 1 4-5 lb. chicken, cut into parts ½ lb. chicken wings 2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste ...

Michigan congregants appeal to Supreme Court over protests at  synagogue

Michigan congregants appeal to Supreme Court over protests at synagogue

Faygie Holt, JNSPublished February 17, 2022

(JNS) A Jewish man from Ann Arbor, Mich., is hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether anti-Jewish protesters outside a local synagogue on Shabbat morning violate his right to freely practice religion. “I think Jews have to stand up...

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: White nationalist Richard Spencer (C) and his supporters clash with Virginia State Police in Emancipation Park after the Unite the Right rally was declared an unlawful gathering August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right clashed with anti-fascist protesters and police as they attempted to hold a rally in Emancipation Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On the far right, there are no contradictions, only virulent antisemitism — a front-row view of Charlottesville

Aviya Kushner, The ForwardPublished January 18, 2022

This story was originally published on January 18th by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning. The dramatic 16-day courtroom trial, which ended with a whopping $26 million in damages...

Life lessons at 50 plus: What is your legacy?

Life lessons at 50 plus: What is your legacy?

By Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane, LIFELESSONSAT50PLUS.COMPublished January 11, 2022
The Time is Now. Look in Your Rear-View Mirror & Help Change the World 
The Lighter Side with violinist and CRC member Hava Polinsky

The Lighter Side with violinist and CRC member Hava Polinsky

Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 10, 2022

After you finish Juilliard with your master’s in 2023, what is your next goal? In the near future, I will start taking orchestra auditions wherever there are seats that are open. If it’s the St. Louis Symphony, that’s my dream to start there.   You...

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about Bernsteins hearing aid?

Jewish Jokes: Did you hear the one about Bernstein’s hearing aid?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished January 5, 2022

"Throughout the centuries Jews have used humor to cope with their history of trauma and stress. In fact, they have been sharpening their wits for over two thousand years and have always used jokes and humorous characterizations as teaching aids and as...

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 LightPublished 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...

Our 10 most popular stories of 2021

Our 10 most popular stories of 2021

Ellen Futterman and Jordan Palmer, St. Louis Jewish LightPublished January 2, 2022

Heading into 2021, many of us felt certain that it would be an easier year than the one we were leaving behind – the one that introduced us to the coronavirus and its various variant cousins. But here it is, another new year, and COVID, unfortunately,...

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