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

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Jewish brothers-in-law open Lefty’s Bagels in Chesterfield

Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

Although the pandemic has taken its toll on dozens of St. Louis area businesses, it’s also spurred some new ones to open. Among them, Lefty’s Bagels, co-owned and operated by brothers-in-law, best buddies and Temple Israel congregants Scott Lefton...

Any Way You Slice It

Any Way You Slice It

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS April 4, 2019

A self-deprecating poem once branded St. Louis as “first in shoes, first in booze and last in the American League.”  A lot has changed over the years. St. Louis has lost some iconic shoe companies and is no longer numero uno in footwear. Anheuser-Busch,...

Bagels regain bread status in Ireland

JTA February 9, 2012

DUBLIN -- Bagels have been granted equal status with soda bread in Ireland following a government decision to reclassify the traditionally Jewish favorite as ordinary bread for the purposes of taxation. Now bagels and other 'ethnic' breads such as naan,...

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