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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.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Annual News & Schmooze Hanukkah Gift Guide

Ellen Futterman, Editor December 12, 2019

No more procrastinating. It’s time to get serious about Hanukkah shopping, as the start of the festival of lights is less than two weeks away. I’ve once again channeled my shopping super power, and also enlisted help from Hanukkah Harriett (a.k.a....

Matzah Ball Cufflinks

Hanukkah Gift Guide

Ellen Futterman, Editor December 7, 2016

My Favorite ThingsI’m not trying to brag or anything, but I really am an excellent shopper. I’m not sure how I came upon this talent given that my father “loathed to shop,” as he would often remind me, and my mother’s philosophy has always been...

Shalom Sesame

Grover does Jerusalem

by E. Kinney Zalesne, WASHINGTON JEWISH WEEK November 12, 2010

A few years ago, my family stumbled onto the 1990 six-volume DVD-set Shalom Sesame, a kitschy but completely adorable romp through Israeli and Jewish culture led by Oscar the Grouch's Israeli cousin, Moishe Ufnick; Kippi ben Kippod, a large pink hedgehog...

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