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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

Illuminated art lights the path for nighttime visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Chinese Lantern Festival.

Remembering Aaron

By Lois Caplan June 20, 2012

AARON SANDLER, as many of you knew, was my significant other for seven wondrous years. We met in Sarasota, then his home, where we enjoyed the Florida weather and cultural offerings of the city. Our pets — Elsie, my shih tzu, and Lili, his poodle —...

Mitt Romney speaking to supporters at a rally in Tempe, Ariz., April 20, 2012.

Romney, guarded about his Mormonism, faces the Lieberman challenge

By Ron Kampeas, JTA June 12, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him. The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse,...

Dr. Norman Spack

Boston doctor finds treating transgender youth a transforming experience

By Penny Schwartz, JTA January 19, 2012

BOSTON—In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor. "I'm the only one who didn't go into Jewish education," quips Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston's Children's Hospital,...

Move over, turkey

Highlighting the side dishes this Thanksgiving

by Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Light November 16, 2011

As any food columnist knows, turkey is the centerpiece of the traditional Thanksgiving menu. While we can smile at New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin’s campaign to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed to spaghetti carbonara, you don’t mess...

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