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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

Amazing racers, cake for breakfast and an unkosher extradition

By Marcy Oster , JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM—Here are some recent stories out of Israel that you may have missed: Racing to sanctify God's name A Modern Orthodox couple's participation in Israel's version of the "Amazing Race" has sparked a debate among the movement's rabbis. Akiva and...

Israel taps first Ethiopia-born envoy

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has appointed its first Ethiopia-born ambassador. The appointment of Belaynesh Zevadia as Israel's envoy to Ethiopia was announced Tuesday. Zevadia also was the first Ethiopian Foreign Ministry cadet. She made aliyah at the...

A view of the Kotel in the Old City of Jerusalem. Webster
University President Beth Stroble traveled to Israel recently on a
trip for university leaders.

Webster U. president sees potential ‘partnerings’ in Israel

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 8, 2012

The president of Webster University said her recent trip to Israel with colleagues presented "opportunities for partnerships" and other collaborations with Israeli universities. Beth Stroble, who became the university's 11th president in 2009, took part...

A sample manuscript from a collection recently discovered in
Afghanistan believed to be at least 1,000 years old.

Mystery swirls around Judaic manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan

By Ben Harris, JTA January 24, 2012

NEW YORK—It was said to be a finding of groundbreaking scholarly and historic significance, comparable in importance to the 19th-century discovery of the Cairo Geniza and rivaling the Dead Sea Scrolls for sheer drama. That, at any rate, was the buzz...

Tenor Domingo, U.S. and Israeli scientists awarded Wolf Prize

JTA, JERUSALEM January 12, 2012

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo has been named a recipient of Israel's 2012 Wolf Prize. The $100,000 prizes, which will be presented in May by Israeli President Shimon Peres during a special Knesset session, were announced Wednesday in Jerusalem by Israeli...

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