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

Dr. Devin Naar, left, and community member Rick LaMarche, examining Ladino documents at the Purim Bazaar at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seattle, Wash., March 2012.

Rushing to preserve Ladino legacies

By Charlotte Anthony, JTAPublished July 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- Isaac Azose knew he had a treasure in his hands -- a nearly century-old booklet for Ladino-speaking Jews immigrating to the United States that featured English, Ladino and Yiddish expressions to help them acculturate into their new communities. ...

Jewish demographics: Numbers prove elusive

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 30, 2011

It's growing or it's shrinking. It's aging or it's not. The different streams are gaining or they aren't. There is one thing everyone agrees on when it comes to demographic numbers that define the Jewish community.They are hard to find-and expensive to...

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