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 Jessica Shafrin

Starting conversations about the last thing we want to talk about

BY DAVID LAUGHER, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT March 21, 2019

Rabbi Jessica Shafrin would like to start a conversation even if she knows that the topic of death isn’t one people are always eager to broach. “People don’t like to think about their life ending,” said Shafrin, 33. “Maybe they don’t want...

MIDEAST ISRAEL TERROR

MIDEAST ISRAEL TERROR

Miriam Alster November 21, 2014

Hundreds of Israelis mourn at the funeral of three of the victims killed earlier in the day when two Palestinian terrorists from east Jerusalem entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in the Orthodox neighborhood of Har Nof, Jerusalem, with pistols and axes,...

Mourning victims of Jerusalem attack

Mourning victims of Jerusalem attack

Miriam Alster November 19, 2014

Hundreds of Israelis mourn at the funeral of three of the victims killed earlier in the day when two Palestinian terrorists from east Jerusalem entered the Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in the Orthodox neighborhood of Har Nof, Jerusalem, with pistols and axes,...

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Nati Shohat March 21, 2012

The wife of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, and their 6-year-old sons Arieh and 3-year-old son Gabriel, mourns at the funeral of her family in jerusalem. Rabbi Sandler and his sons were killed together with 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego a few days ago when...

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Funerals for victims of shooting in Toulouse, France

Miriam Alster March 21, 2012

The sister of 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego cries at the funeral held in jerusalem on March 21, 2012. Miriam was killed a few days ago along with Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, his 6-year-old son Arieh and his 3-year-old son Gabriel when a gunman shot and...

Kevin Sorbo

‘Hercules’ star to discuss surviving stroke

November 30, 2011

"Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.15 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, about his newly released memoir, "True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly...

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