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

By Jill Schupp

A New Year, an old problem

By Jill Schupp September 20, 2018

Special session on Rosh Hashanah shows continuing need for awareness, sensitivityOn Aug. 30, 2018, I received an email from the acting majority floor leader informing the legislature and staff that Gov. Mike Parson was expected to call an extraordinary...

A Purim Feast

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light March 8, 2017

The festival of Purim, the most joyous of all Jewish holidays, celebrates the victory of the Jews of Persia over their enemies. Esther, queen to King Ahasuerus, learned from her Uncle Mordecai that Haman, the king’s Prime Minister, had secured an irrevocable...

Photo: Ronnie Fein

How to make perfect cheesecake five ways

By Ronnie Fein, The Nosher Via JTA June 1, 2016

You know Shavuot is coming when you begin to see cheesecakes everywhere. Countless variations in the bakeries and supermarkets. Endless numbers of recipes in the media. Cheesecake is the iconic Shavuot dessert, as sacrosanct as a Hanukkah latke or Passover...

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