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

The opening pages of a 1912 copy of S.Y. Agnons first novella, And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight.

For centennial of Agnon’s first novella, a search for books and roots 

By Ben Sales, JTA May 2, 2012

NEW YORK -- The works of Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Israel’s only winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, are on the shelves of nearly every Israeli bookstore. Readers seeking S.Y. Agnon's writing can access several editions of his novels, novellas and short...

Jewish groups must bring young volunteers on board

By Jon Rosenberg and Lee Sherman April 5, 2012

Nonprofits in the United States don’t just benefit from government contracts and charitable donations. Some 62.8 million volunteers in the United States provided more than 8 billion hours of their time to nonprofits in 2010 at an estimated value of...

Extreme winter weather harms elderly Jews in Eastern Europe

JTA February 5, 2012

The American Joint Distribution Committee has had to mobilize extra assistance in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in the wake of extreme winter weather. An emergency winter response system was activated to provide additional care to tens of...

Thinking outside the bowl

Thinking outside the bowl

January 11, 2012

"Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite." - Auguste Escoffier Chicken soup is not the only soup that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.  On a cold winter...

Gelt

A web tour of gelt, gifts and Chocolate

By MARK MIETKIEWICZ, Special to the Jewish Light December 14, 2011

It's one of the most popular traditions of one of the most well known holidays of the year. But the reasons behind the giving of Hanukkah gelt can leave most people scratching their heads. Today some Hanukkah gelt explanations.There is a direct connection...

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