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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.

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Coming Together, Separately

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL March 26, 2020

On March 4, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke to the nation after taking the oath of office as president. When FDR stood supported by his steel leg braces on that gray noon, he proclaimed a sentence that has...

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....

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