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

After 21 years, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is retiring as Britains chief rabbi. 

With Sacks retiring, British Jews mixed on relevancy of chief rabbi

By Dianna Cahn, JTA April 16, 2012

The search to replace Britain's powerful longtime chief rabbi has gone international, but even as resumes are gathered and interviews conducted, some are questioning whether the position is still relevant and what it means today for the Anglo Jewish community....

Rabbi Sacks dedicates Torahs in Melbourne

JTA January 29, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia—Two Torah scrolls were dedicated in Victoria's state parliament before being led through the streets by the Commonwealth's Chief Rabbi,Lord Jonathan Sacks, to Melbourne's oldest functioning synagogue. Sunday morning's service celebrated...

Sacks makes last official visit to Australia

JTA January 23, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia - The Chief Rabbi of the Commonwealth arrived in Australia on his last official visit before stepping down after two decades in his post. Lord Jonathan Sacks, who travelled with his wife, Lady Elaine, was the guest of honor at a gala...

Luuk Koole, the manager of Holland’s only kosher butcher,
Slagerij Marcus, says a proposed shechitah ban would make doing
business more expensive. Photo: Alex Weisler/JTA

Dutch slaughter bill threatens religious practices

By Alex Weisler, JTA July 13, 2011

AMSTERDAM - A few streets over from the bookstore where Anne Frank bought her famous diary, the only kosher butcher shop in Holland is bustling. Two employees man the long counter at Slagerij Marcus, pausing from chopping meat to sell customers a bit...

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