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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

High Holidays recipe: Braised short ribs with honey and thyme

High Holidays recipe: Braised short ribs with honey and thyme

Ronnie Fein, JTA August 10, 2021

(JTA) -- Some people think of short ribs as rustic fare. But they are an ideal choice for the High Holidays – and not just because of the honey representing a sweet New Year. Serve them with a thick and glossy gravy: They look impressive and substantial,...

Participants in the San Francisco Pride Parade showing their Jewish and Israeli pride, too, June 30, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons)

Jewish denominations, even Orthodox, starting to wrestle with transgender issues

Uriel Heilman April 5, 2016

NEW YORK (JTA) – Here’s a riddle: If a transgender Jew shows up at an Orthodox synagogue, on which side of the mechitzah barrier separating the sexes should the person be seated?That’s an easy one compared to more complex Jewish legal questions...

Anti-Israel students at Columbia University erected a mock “apartheid wall” in front of the iconic Low Library steps on March 3 during Israel Apartheid Week. Photo: Uriel Heilman

The missing left: Where’s the support for liberal Zionists on campus?

Andrew Silow-Carroll March 31, 2016

ANALYSISNEW YORK (JTA) — The Forward recently asked college students “to tell us about a college experience that had shaped their Jewish identity in some way.”Of the six students whose responses it published, five attend American universities. Of...

Campers at Camp Havaya in the Ayanot Youth Village in central Israel participating in Saturday morning prayers, July 29, 2012.

Israeli summer camps venture into Jewish identity building

By Ben Sales, JTA July 29, 2012

AYANOT, Israel -- Raised in a small and intimate Jewish community, Gal Herman, 14, has always been active in his local Reform youth group, attending services and participating in events. So it was an easy decision to spend summer at the Reform sleepaway...

Hadassah probing top officials on allegations of misusing funds

JTA February 7, 2012

NEW YORK -- Two top Hadassah officials are being investigated by the organization for possible misuse of funds. The probe was launched after board members of Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America were sent a letter on Jan. 12 by the organization’s...

Steven I. Weiss interview with Republican primary candidate Newt
Gingrich on The Jewish Channel stirred a media buzz and some
criticism from GOP rivals over Gingrichs remarks, Dec. 9,
2011.

Jewish TV network tries to make its mark

By Dan Klein, JTA, NEW YORK January 11, 2012

It is a strange irony: Jews have been successful in the television business-but Jewish TV, not so much. It's not for lack of trying. Right now, no fewer than three Jewish-focused national cable channels are trying to carve out a viable niche within the...

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