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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

All content by By Beth Harpaz
Each of the hostages held by Hamas were represented. Chabad of the Space &Treasure Coast presented the Israel Unity Menorah unity Parade, followed by a unity ceremony, a Chanukah concert by the Kavana Band, and a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at Chabad.

Report: Hamas cannot produce 40 hostages for ceasefire deal

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published April 10, 2024
From left, Amy Albertson, Menachem Silverstein and Jodi Innerfield are among the Jewish content creators using the #ofcourse social media trend to tackle antisemitism. Courtesy of Amy Albertson, Menachem Silverstein, Jodi Innerfield.

Videos declaring ‘I’m Jewish, Of Course!’ are trending. Here’s why.

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published February 21, 2024
David Eldar, right, during the 2023 Scrabble championship tournament. He defeated Harshan Lamabadusuriya, left, to win the tournament.

The Jewish world champion of Scrabble shares his secrets on how to win the game

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published August 13, 2023
Neo-Nazi Christopher Pohlhaus stands on an Israeli flag while supporters make the Nazi salute and hold a swastika banner.

A neo-Nazi is building a compound in rural Maine for his ‘Blood Tribe’

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published August 9, 2023
Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Rapper/recording artist Kanye West during the Cincinnati Bengals game against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.

Kanye’s Jewish ex-business partner alleges more antisemitic remarks

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published June 28, 2023
A gravestone in a Louisiana cemetery for Louis Moses Rose, said to be the sole survivor of the Alamo. Photo by O. Thomas Welch

Was a Jewish soldier the only man to get out of the Alamo alive?

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published March 7, 2023
‘Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’

The real story behind Sammy Davis Jr.’s conversion to Judaism

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published February 23, 2023
Sizzling latkes taste sensational -- but oh that post-frying odor. Photo: Shannon Sarna

Four secrets for making great homemade latkes for Hanukkah

By Beth Harpaz, The Forward
Published December 6, 2022
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