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

How to Make the Juiciest Instant Pot Brisket

How to Make the Juiciest Instant Pot Brisket

JEFFREY EISNER, MY JEWISH LEARNING August 19, 2021

I take such pride in this dish. To me, being Jewish is all about traditions, and in Jewish families, brisket is a tradition in and of itself. We’re talking tender, fall-apart brisket in an incredibly simple sweet and savory sauce (trust me on the ketchup)....

Frances Levine

New History Museum leader shares new New Year tradition

By Frances Levine September 4, 2014

Editor’s note: Frances Levine became president of the Missouri History Museum in April. She wrote this article about Rosh Hashanah while living in New Mexico, where she directed the New Mexico History Museum and Palace of the Governors. As the Jewish...

Gefilte Fish Cakes With Horseradish Sauce

Sign of the times: Menu inspired by ‘simanim’ brings meaning to Rosh Hashanah meal

Jamie Geller September 5, 2012

(JTA) So this is where it all comes together — all the thought, all the planning, the testing. And the tasting, the tasting and the tasting. (That’s the best part). A simanim-inspired menu brings added challenges, but also adds a level of meaning...

Holiday brisket

Brisket or bust

By Ellen Futterman, Editor April 4, 2012

As a small, non-profit, niche journalism organization, the Jewish Light sponsors a fair number of community events, but my favorite—and I know it’s not politic to name a favorite—is our annual cooking contest. Maybe it’s because I love to cook...

Linda Blumenthal

Start pre-heating, it’s cooking contest time

February 8, 2012

They say the third time is a charm. I'm not sure about that, but I do know that the 3rd Annual Jewish Light Cook-off Contest is the most ambitious one to date. This year, in time for Passover, we are asking St. Louis area chefs to send us their prize-winning...

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