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

Rabbi James Bennett

A respectful reply to rabbi’s commentary on abortion

By Rabbi James Bennett & Rabbi Andrea Goldstein June 6, 2019

We are grateful to our colleague Rabbi Seth Gordon for his articulate and thoughtful op-ed in the St. Louis Jewish Light on May 23 (“Jewish law, abortion and born v. unborn life”) laying out an argument that provides food for thought based on his...

Rabbi Seth D. Gordon

Jewish law, abortion and born v. unborn life

By Rabbi Seth D. Gordon May 23, 2019

With Missouri following Alabama by passing a restrictive law limiting abortion to the first few weeks, and then only to save the life of the mother, a “teachable moment” presents itself:  the view of the Jewish religion and culture.  Jews and, as...

 

Our children aren’t the only ones who need training

By Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Kveller via JTA April 27, 2016

When my son Yonatan was about 2, we began instructing him in the fine art of acquiring a bagel. We helped him learn that you have to wait in line, patiently, and not cut in front of other people. When it’s your turn, you have to ask for the kind of...

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