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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

The St. Louis Sikh community invited members of other faiths to visit its temple in St. Peters for a service and candlelight vigil last week. For more photos, visit www.stljewishlight.com/multimedia.

Pride in interfaith support and understanding

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR August 15, 2012

In mid-June, my wonderful stepson, Jesse, proposed marriage to his wonderful girlfriend, Cody. The wedding is planned for next June, and I think I’m as excited for the occasion as Jesse and Cody, mostly because I feel very deeply that these two are...

Cantor Ron Eichaker from United Hebrew Congregation in St. Louis
traveled with his wife, Heidi, to lead Shabbat services in Joplin,
Mo. at the city’s sole synagogue, also called United Hebrew.
Eichaker visited the site with one congregant of the Joplin
synagogue who lost his home during the devastating tornado that
struck the city. While the congregant, Steve Fisher, was speaking
with a FEMA representative, Cantor Eichaker offered three prayers:
 the afternoon Shabbat prayers facing East; then, facing St. John’s
Hospital, he offered the Eil Malei Rachamim for the dead and a Mi
Shebeirach for the living, the volunteers and professionals
involved in the clean up.

Live, from St. Louis, It’s ‘Friday Night Live’

By Ellen Futterman, Editor February 15, 2012

Earlier this month, United Hebrew Congregation began broadcasting its Friday night Shabbat services live from its website at www.unitedhebrew.org. Anyone who has access to a computer and cannot physically be in attendance can simply log in and view and...

Apple purchases first Israel-based company

JTA, JERUSALEM January 11, 2012

Apple purchased its first Israel-based company, Anobit Ltd., a flash storage solutions provider, for about $390 million.  The acquisition, at a price lower than the $500 million originally reported, comes nearly three weeks after an Israeli financial...

Steve Jobs shows off the white iPhone 4 at the 2010 Worldwide
Developers Conference. Photo: Matt Yohe via CC

The Jewish Zen of Steve Jobs

By Jason Miller, WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. October 12, 2011

Social networking sites began buzzing immediately after word spread of the death of Apple Inc. visionary Steve Jobs Wednesday evening. Rabbis took time out of their busy preparations for Yom Kippur to halt their sermon writing and post personal reflections...

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