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

Israelis celebrate Jerusalem Day in 2013 by waving flags as they walk to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.  File photo: Nati Shohat/Flash90

JCRC leader: We should embrace diverse Jewish voices in discussions about Israel

By Maharat Rori Picker-Neiss January 26, 2017

There is no one way to be pro-Israel. Our Jewish community maintains a strong, passionate, active, and engaged relationship with the State of Israel. How that should manifest, the values we should espouse, the goals we should work toward, the policies...

‘Pence-ive’ Moment

Jewish Light Editorial November 23, 2016

Much dust was stirred last Friday when Brandon Dixon, of the cast of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton,” addressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience, at the end of the play. “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed...

Repps Hudson is an adjunct instructor and freelance journalist who lives in University City.

Strength, progress is in our diversity

By Repps Hudson November 23, 2016

Several evenings ago, my wife and I were driving an older friend home from a birthday dinner. As we started out, I mentioned that the Trump election was quite a surprise.The woman, who’s been a family friend for many decades, said she has never feared...

Rabbi Levi Landa of Chabad of Greater St. Louis  and Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation talk at an event on pluralism in the Jewish community, held at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School last week. Photo: Philip Deitch

St. Louis rabbis focus on diversity in Jewish community

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer April 13, 2016

Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation shared a story last week at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School about feeling uncomfortable presiding over an Orthodox man’s funeral. She told the story sitting a few chairs away from Rabbi Hyim Shafner...

Samantha Weil

Experiencing Israel—a journey to be continued

By Samantha Weil January 25, 2012

Before leaving for Israel, I didn't fully understand the deep connection and love people have for it. I had learned a lot about Israel throughout my Jewish education, but I never felt a personal connection with the country or its people. Although I was...

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