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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

My Jewish Recipe Box: Coconut Marble Loaf

My Jewish Recipe Box: Coconut Marble Loaf

June 10, 2021

This story originally appeared on JewishFoodSociety.com “My grandparents ran Ratchick’s, a classic Ashkenazi Jewish bakery on Avenue J and 15th Street in Brookly, for decades,” writes cookbook author Julia Turshen in her new book “Simply...

NYC rally

NYC rally

November 20, 2020

Thousands of New Yorkers convene at the “No Hate. No Fear” solidarity march against anti-Semitism in January 2020. The march followed a year in which attacks against Jews spiked. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

New York City Mayor de Blasio holds a press confrence denouncing hate crimes

New York City Mayor de Blasio holds a press confrence denouncing hate crimes

Andrew Lichtenstein October 20, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a press conference after meeting with Satmar Jewish community leaders to denounce the hate crime attack in Jersey City, December 12, 2019 in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Andrew...

Bridal portrait.

Bridal portrait.

Hadas Parush August 5, 2020

In a photo from August 2019, an Israeli woman in a wedding dress is photographed a few days before her wedding with a view of the Old City of Jerusalem in the background. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) 

TISHA BAV

TISHA BAV

Yaakov Lederman July 30, 2020

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men pray as they gather for the ritual of Tisha B'Av at the Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem, August 13, 2016. The Tisha B'Av ceremony, literally the ninth day of the month of Av in the Hebraic calendar, is the darkest day...

Participant holding a sign at the rally.

Participant holding a sign at the rally.

Erik McGregor January 29, 2020

Participants holding a sign at the rally. Thousands of New Yorkers of all backgrounds joined community leaders and city and statewide elected officials in Foley Square at the No Hate. No Fear. solidarity march in unity against the rise of anti-semitism....

Participant holding a sign at the rally. Thousands of New

Participant holding a sign at the rally. Thousands of New

Erik McGregor January 6, 2020

Participants holding a sign at the rally. Thousands of New Yorkers of all backgrounds joined community leaders and city and statewide elected officials in Foley Square at the No Hate. No Fear. solidarity march in unity against the rise of anti-semitism. Photo ...

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I wish I didn’t need to prove myself as a patrilineal Jew

BY SHOSHANNAH TIKVAH August 1, 2019

This article originally appeared on Alma  (online at heyalma.com).I almost walked out of my first college Shabbat. Not only did I miss the close Jewish community from high school, but I also remained convinced that my new peers would view me as a “fake”...

Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall

Hadas Parush/Flash90 January 11, 2017

Orthodox Jews try to prevent a group of American Conservative and Reform rabbis and the Women of the Wall movement members from bringing Torah scrolls into the Western Wall compound during a protest march against the government’s failure to deliver...

Scouts planting flags for Memorial Day - Photo by Lisa Mandel

Scouts planting flags for Memorial Day – Photo by Lisa Mandel

June 5, 2014

On Memorial Day weekend in 2014, Tom Churchill gives a salute after placing a flag salute after placing a flag at a veteran’s grave at Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery. Each year, the Boy Scouts partner with Jewish War Veterans’ local post to distribute...

A replica of an ornate twin-towered synagogue in Bratislava was erected in the place where it stood until it and the entire Jewish quarter of the city were destroyed by communist authorities in the late 1960s to build a new bridge and highway.

In Poland and Slovakia, restoring awareness of a forgotten Jewish past

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA July 23, 2012

KRAKOW -- Thanks to a new iTunes app, new tourist routes and a towering replica of a destroyed synagogue, two “lost” Jewish cities in Europe are back on the map. One is the historic Jewish quarter of Bratislava, the Slovak capital, which survived...

Andrew Rehfeld

Editorial: Context or Pretext

July 11, 2012

We’ll endeavor to put up information in a broader context because we know that very little news is born at the moment it comes across our wire.— Will McAvoy, HBO’s “The Newsroom,” Episode 3, “The 112th Congress.”Andrew Rehfeld will join...

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