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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

In August 2019, Rabbi Lane Steinger is flanked by Michelle, Esther and  Joel Weltman at Temple Israel in Godfrey, Ill. during a Friday night Shabbat service. 

Readings for a deeper dive into Deuteronomy verse

RABBI LANE STEINGER July 29, 2021

Whenever I start to study this week’s Torah Portion, Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25, I am drawn to one particular verse. It is Deuteronomy 8:10, the context of which refers to the bounty of the Promised Land and the food it will provide. The verse states:...

Rabbi Garth Silberstein

Humility is the foundation of success

BY RABBI GARTH SILBERSTEIN August 6, 2020

Carl Sagan once said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” In other words, none of us have ever done anything by ourselves.  Anything that we manage to achieve is possible only because we find ourselves...

Rabbi Alan M. Klein

D’var Torah: Leadership lessons from Deuteronomy

Rabbi Alan M. Klein August 17, 2011

Charles de Gaulle is supposed to have have asked how he could govern a people with 246 cheeses.  This is a notable milestone on a long history of leaders (even great and beloved ones) complaining about the people they are supposed to lead. One of the...

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