A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

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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

Jewish Trivia: Lag BOmer

Jewish Trivia: Lag B’Omer

MARK D. ZIMMERMAN, Special For The Jewish LightPublished May 16, 2022

Lag B’Omer will be celebrated this Thursday. The name of the holiday means “the 33rd day of the Omer,” a period that begins on the second day of Passover. Counting the Omer historically references the harvesting of the new barley crop to be brought...

The Supreme Court building at dusk.(Wikimedia Commons)

Jewish Trivia: The Supreme Court

MARK ZIMMERMAN, aPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished February 28, 2022

President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court. The...

Jewish Trivia: Montreal Bagels

Jewish Trivia: Montreal Bagels

Mark Zimmerman, Special For The Jewish LightPublished February 14, 2022

Canada has been dealing with a growing truckers’ protest over the last few weeks, which began in response to a vaccine mandate for drivers entering from the United States. The...

Jewish Trivia: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jewish Trivia: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Mark D. Zimmerman, rrrjewishtrivia.comPublished January 3, 2022

The American division of the Israeli company Teva Pharmaceuticals was found liable in a lawsuit alleging responsibility for aspects of the opioid crisis in this country. “Teva Pharmaceuticals USA...misled the American people about...

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