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

Missouri Supreme Court Justice  Richard B. Teitelman (center) with Gerry Ortbals (left) and Tom Lang at the 25th anniversary Justice For All Ball  in 2015. The three founded the annual event, which raised funds for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Photo courtesy LSEM

Mister Justice Teitelman

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 7, 2016

Not many people can lay claim to being a “historic figure,” but Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Teitelman, who died Nov. 29 at the too-young age of 69, indeed made history when he was named to the court in 2002 by then Governor Bob Holden,...

Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard Teitelman addresses participants at Chabad’s Conference on Talmud and Contemporary Law last June. Looking on is Rabbi Yosef Landa, Chabad of Greater St. Louis’ regional director. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Richard Teitelman, first Jewish justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, dies at 69

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer November 30, 2016

Richard Teitelman, who was the first blind and the first Jewish Missouri Supreme Court justice, died Tuesday at his home in the Central West End. He was 69. He had struggled with diabetes and pulmonary issues.Teitelman had served on the Supreme Court...

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

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