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

By Richard Elliott Friedman and Shawna Dolansky

What does the Bible really say about gays, abortion and other hot-button issues?

By Elaine K. Alexander, Special to the Light March 21, 2012

The Jewish or Hebrew Bible (which includes the five books of the Torah and other “Old Testament” books) matters: as world literature, as history and—even though its oldest texts probably date from 1100 B.C.E., for Jews and Christians everywhere—as...

Helen R. Friedman, Ph.D. 

Helping heal the world, one patient at a time

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT November 16, 2011

By the time she was 13, Helen R. Friedman already knew she wanted to be a psychologist. "I always observed how relationships work, and also had compassion without judgment," says the native of Rome, N.Y. "When I was a senior in high school, my best subjects...

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