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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

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Carlos Martinez’s last stand? Why it’s time for the Cardinal pitcher to step up or get out

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished June 29, 2021

Carlos Martinez is running out of time to produce as a St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher. As 2021's rugged dawn continues to set over a struggling Cardinals team, one of their longest-standing pitchers on the active roster finds himself in perilous...

Apr 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; The Budweiser Clydesdales runs around the warning track prior to the St. Louis Cardinals home opener against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports)

Cardinals ticket subscription and day of tickets are back

Published June 10, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals’ 2021 Budweiser Ballpark Pass is on sale now at cardinals.com/ballparkpass.  The ticket subscription service gives fans the opportunity to attend as many Cardinals home games as they want each month for a monthly fee of $34.99. On...

Max Scherzer throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field (Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports).

Max Scherzer would be the Cardinals’ ‘Mezuzah’: Here’s why

ALEC BARIS, Digital Engagement AssociatePublished May 26, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals are in first place. However, with the Chicago Cubs finding their footing, and the Milwaukee Brewers bolstering their lineup with a proven shortstop, remaining in first might not be the case in the coming months. While the offense...

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5 things for the Cardinals to do in order to maintain momentum


With the Chicago Cubs rolling into town for the first time in two years and a lineup that is starting to come together, the St. Louis Cardinals are poised to make a statement as May turns the corner to June. Can the Birds keep it going, or will they hit...

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Stop complaining about Harrison Bader’s attitude and just appreciate what he’s doing at the plate


One of the most overlooked things from the shortened and halfway embarrassing St. Louis Cardinals' 2020 season was the Harrison Bader performance at the plate. While the batting average wasn't anything to write home about, the outfielder raised his slugging...

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2020 in review: St. Louis Jewish community adapts to life during a pandemic

By Ellen Futterman, Eric Berger and Mike SherwinPublished January 7, 2021

As much as many of us might like to, no one will forget the year 2020. Not only did the deadly coronavirus pandemic shut down much of St. Louis and the rest of the world by mid-March, but the year also saw one of the most divisive and contentious presidential...

Bill Kaufman runs Kaufman Broadcast Services.

TV/radio expert keeps Cardinals—and the High Holidays—on the air

BY ERIC BERGER, ASSOCIATE EDITORPublished September 4, 2020

Bill Kaufman is spending much of his time these days managing broadcast services for one venue where people typically sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as well as one where “Avinu Malkeinu” is a familiar song.But now, Busch Stadium and the...

The Cardinals’ Jewish pitcher Rob Kaminsky grew up in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 

Cardinals’ Jewish left-hander Kaminsky hopes for a playoff role

By Eric Berger, Associate EditorPublished August 27, 2020

Move over, Jason Marquis. Fourteen years after Marquis last played for the Cardinals, the team again has a Jewish pitcher: Rob Kaminsky. The team promoted the left-hander from its alternate training site Aug. 15, and he made his major league debut a...

Rabbi Menachem Tendler

Cardinals’ game pass program is a hit with clergy


Some time ago — he’s not actually sure when — Rabbi Hershey Novack received an email about a St. Louis Cardinals program that provided local clergy with free season passes to games. Novack, the co-director of Chabad on Campus at Washington University,...

Gary Kodner

One, two, three times the noise at the old ballgame

By Gary KodnerPublished May 9, 2016

I can remember my first visit to a game at Wrigley Field.In contrast to the larger, louder, electronic stadiums, it was pleasantly quiet. It had thick green grass and just green ivy covering the outfield walls. No AstroTurf, electronic scoreboards, video...

Evan Glantz

Regression Discussion

Evan GlantzPublished May 5, 2016

We all knew it was coming; there was no way to avoid it. It was bound to catch up and impose its will. I’m talking, of course, about the concept of “regression to the mean” and its impact on the 2016 Cardinals.Last season, a historically strong...

Larry Levin is the Jewish Light’s Publisher/CEO.

80 is a serious number

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEOPublished April 29, 2016

Nu?  Miami Marlins’ star infielder Dee Gordon busted for steroids.Hmmm…is that really worth a “nu”? Seems like more of an eyeroll is in order. Gordon’s the second player of import nailed in the last few weeks, Toronto’s Chris Colabello being...

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