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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 Josef Davidson

Appreciate the present with a recitation of the past

BY RABBI JOSEF DAVIDSON September 19, 2019

In the title story of Philip Roth’s “Goodbye Columbus,” a young man from Brooklyn’s lower middle-class has been invited to dinner at his girlfriend’s home in one of Long Island’s more posh neighborhoods. Her family has a huge home, and dinner...

Mira Davis is cantorial intern at Congregation B’nai Amoona and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, which coordinates the weekly d’var Torah for the Jewish Light. 

The Divine plan for the Jewish people

BY MIRA DAVIS August 30, 2018

In this week’s parasha, Ki Tavo, Moses instructs the Israelites on the laws surrounding the bikkurim, the first fruits. He tells the people, “When you come in to the Land … you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the Land … and put it...

Torah portion deserves critical examination

BY DAVID A. RUBIN October 5, 2011

I was disappointed by the Sept. 14, 2011 D'var Torah. Rabbi James Stone Goodman's prose was certainly interesting, and it would be to the Jewish Light's advantage to publish it more often, perhaps in a column dedicated to our local poets and writers.Unfortunately...

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