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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

Rabbi Neal Rose

Our approach to food can ‘reflect and enforce the Godliness that lives in all of us’

RABBI NEAL ROSEPublished April 29, 2022

This week's Torah reading contains additional details about Kashrut, our Sacred Diet. To better understand the significance of the details of Kashrut, we need to go back to the Creation story (as found in the first chapter of Genesis) which depicts God...

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Bison trail leads from Mo. ranch to kosher butcher

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish LightPublished August 23, 2012

So how does a herd of bison end up in a meat case at Kohn’s Kosher Meat and Deli Market? To quote Paul McCartney, it’s a long and winding road—a road that begins in bucolic Potosi, Mo. “Innovation is a great thing,” local dentist Dr....


Jewish Community Center café changes menu, management

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished August 1, 2012

Herky’s J Café at the Jewish Community Center is about to undergo a remake of menu and management. The reason: not enough demand for kosher sandwiches and salads approved by the Vaad Hoeir. The café, located in the JCC’s Staenberg Family Complex...

Participants in a Skype class on shechita — slaughter of animals according to the laws of kashrut — watch and listen via Skype (running on the laptop in foreground at right) to Rabbi Chaim Loike, a rabbinic coordinator with the Orthodox Union in New York. The class meets once a week at Nusach Hari B’nai Zion. Those learning shechita plan to be able to donate their services to provide kosher meat to financially distressed, observant families in the area. From left are Jerry Esrig, Mickey Ariel, Ethan Schuman, Dan Vianello (in background), Rabbi Howard Graber and Buddy Adler.

‘Cutting edge’ shechita classes support charitable initiative


“Cutting-edge plus cutting edge.” That’s how Dr. Ethan Schuman describes a new initiative for nine local men to learn — via Skype, an online videoconference program — how to slaughter livestock according to kashrut, Jewish dietary law. The...

Chabad to provide kosher food at Wash. U’s ThurtenE Carnival

Published April 18, 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, Washington University’s Chabad Student Association will host a kosher food concession at ThurtenE Carnival. The group will serve classic fare such as hot dogs, knishes, dill pickles and soft drinks. Over 50 other student...

Zucchini and red bell pepper saute

Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

By Jamie Geller, JTAPublished March 28, 2012

NEW YORK—Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yuntifs, but stay cool and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all year.Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover weren’t...

Thousands turn out for kosher chili contest in Dallas

JTAPublished March 20, 2012

Temple Shalom won the first turkey chili competition at the Kosher Chili Cook-Off in Dallas. More than 4,500 chili fans attended the competition at Tiferet Israel in Dallas. As always, the event featured meat and vegetarian categories, but turkey was...

Canadian party’s questioning of ritual slaughter condemned

JTAPublished March 19, 2012

TORONTO -- Canada's Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is accusing a Quebec legislator of raising "a false issue" when he questioned ritual slaughter practices in the province. Parti Quebecois lawmaker Andre Simard on March 14 expressed his party's...

Preseason victory for Mets—against a kosher vendor

JTAPublished February 22, 2012

The New York Mets can prevent a kosher food vendor from selling its wares on Shabbat, a federal judge ruled. Judge Jack Weinstein of U.S. District Court in Brooklyn ruled Tuesday against Kosher Sports Inc. and ordered the Englewood, N.J., company to pay...

Nevada judge halts non-kosher meals for inmates

JTAPublished February 12, 2012

A federal judge in Nevada has ordered the Nevada Department of Corrections to refrain from serving a new menu to inmates who keep kosher. Judge Gloria Navarro United States District Court for the District of Nevada on Feb. 10 issued an injunction against...

Calif. inmate should get kosher meals, appeals court rules

JTAPublished January 16, 2012

The California prison system is violating a Messianic Jewish prisoner's constitutional rights by denying him kosher food, a state appeals court ruled. A three-justice panel of the California 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 11 that Margarito...

Letters to the Editor, week of Nov. 9, 2011

Published November 9, 2011

Merged day school's policy on kashrutA Nov. 2 letter to the editor asserts that the new Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School has no kashrut policy. We would like to correct this misperception and explain our approach to the merger process.When a Reform...

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