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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

StandWithUs pro-Israel ads on New Yorks Metro-North line going public the week of July 30, 2012 are intended to counter anti-Israel ads at the railroad stations.

StandWithUs to place pro-Israel ads in suburban N.Y. rail stations

JTA REPORT July 25, 2012

The Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs will place pro-Israel advertisements in suburban New York public transit stations that are displaying anti-Israel ads. StandWithUs will place a total of 75 ads in Metro-North railway stations in Westchester...

Bnai Amoonas Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

Through the eyes of a child—understanding God’s messages

By Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose April 4, 2012

The Bible is an answer to the question: how to sanctify life. And if we say we feel no need for sanctification, we only prove that the Bible is indispensable. Because it is the Bible that teaches us how to feel the need for sanctification.” —Rabbi...

By Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky

What does the Bible really say about gays, abortion and other hot-button issues?

By Elaine K. Alexander, Special to the Light March 21, 2012

The Jewish or Hebrew Bible (which includes the five books of the Torah and other “Old Testament” books) matters: as world literature, as history and—even though its oldest texts probably date from 1100 B.C.E., for Jews and Christians everywhere—as...

Meir Shalev

Author presents clear Bible “Firsts”

By Elaine K. Alexander, Special to the Jewish Light February 22, 2012

Meir Shalev is a prize-winning, Israeli novelist who has now written the second of two books on the Hebrew Bible. "Beginnings: The First Love, the First Hate, the First Dream, Reflections on the Bible's Intriguing Firsts" translated by Stuart Schoffman...

Rabbi Mark Shook

Finding God in the details of Mishpatim

BY RABBI MARK LESLIE SHOOK February 15, 2012

"Oh rabbi, I may not follow everything in the Torah, but I do believe in the Ten Commandments. That should count for something." Indeed. I wish I had a dime for every time I heard that approach to the observance or rather non-observance of biblical laws....

Something red for Valentines? The Check-In, made in Israel by
Sapapa, converts from sofa to bed in one touch.

Whether a bed, or help figuring out what to do in one, some kosher options for Valentine’s Day

By Edmon J. Rodman, JTA February 6, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- On Valentine's Day, for a people tasked in the Bible with being fruitful and multiplying, what goods are good for the Jews? Perhaps sex toys from an Orthodox-oriented website that are not supposed to make you blush? Or maybe your pleasure...

Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) students
pose with Rabbi Shmuel Kay during a class. The programs new
trimester begins Feb. 9.

JOLT program begins new trimester Feb. 9

January 25, 2012

Jewish Opportunities & Learning for Teens (JOLT) will begin its third trimester on Feb. 9, featuring eight Thursday evenings for students in grades 8-12 to socialize and learn with other teens.  Trimester three includes a special Purim celebration...

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