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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A bed-and-breakfast by any other name is still a bed-and-breakfast

Ellen Futterman, Editor June 29, 2016

Earlier this month, the “Today” show gang talked about a research study that found how anticipating a vacation, and planning it, is often better than the vacation itself. As it turns out this epiphany is nothing new. A 2010 study, published in an...

Editorial: Two minus one equals zero

July 25, 2012

It’s been a terrible week for civilized society. The heinous bombing of Israeli citizens traveling in Bulgaria, coupled with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., demonstrate how low human beings can stoop, when acting out of hate, fear, despair and psychosis.The...

Thousands gather outside the Aurora Municipal Center in COlorado to remember the victims of the theater shooting, July 22, 2012.

Denver-area Jews mourn, seek to help massacre victims

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA July 24, 2012

As Colorado and the nation tried to absorb the tragic massacre in a suburban Denver movie theater, local synagogues conducted special prayers and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado launched a response fund for the victims and their families. Early...

Young israelis carrying M-16 and Tavor assault rifles on Jaffa Street in the center of the city of Jerusalem.

Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

By Ben Sales, JTA July 24, 2012

TEL AVIV -- First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face....

A helicopter dropping water on the U.S. Air Force Academy as firefighters battle the blaze in Colorado Springs, June 27, 2012.

Amid the ravages of wildfires, Colorado Jews band together

By Debra Rubin, JTA July 2, 2012

The Sidmans are among the lucky ones: Their Colorado Springs home is still standing, nearly untouched by the flames that left many of their neighbors’ houses in ashes.“I was just sobbing uncontrollably, even though my house was perfect,” Renee Sidman...

Rick Santorum

Primary victories by Santorum underscore Romney’s woes with conservatives

JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum won three contests in the race for the Republican nod for the presidency. The former Pennsylvania senator's victories Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado were not determinative because each of those states will decide...

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