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

Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh received a B.A. from Skidmore College and was ordained as a Rabbi from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is fortunate to be involved in so many facets of the community including serving as the chaplain for JF&CS and an instructor for CAJE. This will be her fifth year serving as the visiting Rabbi in Decatur, Ill. She has also served congregations in both Sydney and Perth, Australia. When not writing her weekly BLOGS, she can be found running marathons.

Caring enough to be outraged

By Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh May 16, 2012

I love vacations. I cherish the time with my family, the change of routine and hopefully, different scenery. I came back from a recent holiday and the next day hurried to see a resident with whom I have a special relationship. She is not well and is declining....

Obama: Diplomacy window on Iran shrinking

JTA March 14, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The window for Iran to resolve its differences with the West through diplomacy is shrinking, President Obama said. "They should understand that because the international community has applied so many sanctions, because we have employed...

France opens investigation into Nazi-themed party

JTA February 16, 2012

French authorities have opened an investigation into a Nazi-themed party that led to the firing of a British lawmaker who attended. Aiden Burley, 32, a Conservative member of Britain's House of Commons, was dismissed in December, a week after photos of...

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