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

1970s Jewish Light Trivia

July 18, 2013

1.  How much money did Jewish Federation dole out to local agencies in 1973?A.  $1 millionB.  $1.7 millionC.. $2.4 millionD.  $3.8 million 2.  How much did pickled brisket cost at Simon Kohn’s in an April 1979 ad?A.  99 cents a poundB.  $1.49...

Editorial on Moon landing

Looking back: 1969 editorial commemorates moon landing

July 18, 2013

In reviewing past editions of the Light, we came across this editorial from July 30, 1969, written by then-editor Bob Cohn after Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the moon:For centuries the moon has been the object of veneration for the major...

Ad from May 12, 1965 for Delmar Gardens (part of a larger ad)

The decade in advertising: the 1960’s and the 1970’s

July 18, 2013

Whether tracking fashion trends or marking the opening of St. Louis institutions, advertising is more than just a way of getting out a message for a business, a candidate or a cause. It can also act as a time capsule of sorts for the cultural ethos of...

Looking back: the 1970’s

July 18, 2013

Perusing the pages of the early years of the St. Louis Jewish Light, we came across an interesting time capsule of an editorial, with a great headline: “Leery of Leary.” So readers may see what was on the mind of the paper’s editor and editorial...

Strange Nov. 4, 1970 Notice

Looking back: the 1970’s

July 18, 2013

Things that make you go ‘Hmmm’....While perusing the pages of Jewish Light editions past, we came across something that was just...strange.The announcement was printed in our Nov. 4, 1970 edition. Thankfully, while the Light still prints announcements...

The front page of the Aug. 27, 1969 edition of the Jewish Light.

Trivia tidbits from Jewish Light history: the 1960’s

July 18, 2013

1. The year man finally landed on the moon, how much was a brand new 1969 Ford Galaxie fastback priced at in a Kribs Ford City advertisement from March 26?A. $1,295B. $1,597C. $2,106D. $2,484 2. What year did Spain officially rescind a 1492 edict expelling...

Ken Kranzberg in Feb. 2, 1966 Jewish Light

Trivia tidbits from Jewish Light history: the 1960’s

July 18, 2013

 1. In the Feb. 2, 1966 issue of the Jewish Light, who was this gentleman (pictured at right) who appeared on p. 12 after having been named chairman of the Young Adults Division of the Jewish Federation?  2. Last year B’nai El announced it would...

Trivia tidbits from Jewish Light history: the 1960’s

July 18, 2013

1. The same month that Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston with his now infamous “phantom punch,” how much did kosher corned beef cost at Lazy Suzan on Delmar Boulevard, according to a May 12, 1965 ad in the Jewish Light? A. $1.09 a poundB. $1.48...

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