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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

Photo of author Dean Robbins with book cover image

St. Louis native returns for the J’s Children’s Mitzvah Program

BILL MOTCHAN, Special to the Jewish LightPublished February 20, 2022

Dean Robbins fondly remembers growing up in St. Louis and playing softball at the Jewish Community Center. When he was rounding the bases, “I was thinking about Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Lou Brock and all the great Cardinal stars in the late ’60s.” He...

Howard Schwartz

St. Louis author brings to life the stories of revered Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished October 19, 2018

Once again Howard Schwartz has retained the title of the Jewish Literary Zondek, or “Godfather” of St. Louis, bringing forth his latest book “A Palace of Pearls: The Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav” (Oxford University Press, $34.95, cloth).Schwartz,...

Neil Simon in 1966. Photo: World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna/Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Award-winning playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

JTAPublished August 26, 2018

(JTA) — Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” and “Lost in Yonkers,” has died.Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died overnight Saturday at New York-Presbyterian...

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