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

Poll: Most Israeli Jews keep kosher, practice some Sabbath rituals

JTAPublished January 30, 2012

More than four of every five Israeli Jews believe in God and three-quarters of Israeli Jews keep kosher, according to a survey. The study, conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute's Guttman Center and paid for by the Avi Chai Foundation, also found...

Rabbi Gilad Kariv

Increasing number of Israelis are turning to Reform Movement, visiting rabbi says

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 14, 2011

Rabbi Gilad Kariv believes Reform Judaism holds the key to reviving the moderate center in Israel, which many commentators in recent years have noted may has been hollowed out and lost to extremists. "I strongly believe Reform Judaism can be one of the...

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