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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

Kosher Recipe Alert: Stuffed onions with ground lamb and pomegranate

Kosher Recipe Alert: Stuffed onions with ground lamb and pomegranate

Howard Wasserman, Special For The Jewish Light September 14, 2021

The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a...

David Hermelin is shown with the barrels used to age Hermelins Righteous Seven Barrel Reserve liqueur. Photo: Bill Motchan

Getting downright righteous for Purim this year

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light February 16, 2021

If you’re stocking your bar for a festive Purim celebration, which begins the evening of  Feb. 25, here’s a tip: Get a bottle of Righteous Seven liqueur. The award-winning spirit is inspired by the Old Testament and manufactured right here in the...

Shmaltz Brewing Company founder Jeremy Cowan (right) and Jeff Doerr, a sales manager, sip some of the He’Brew beers on July 8 at Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster Groves. Photo: Eric Berger

A Jew and a Catholic walk into a brewery…

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer July 20, 2016

Fifty years ago, when the Second Vatican Council issued the Nostra Aetate ( In Our Time ) document that condemned the Roman Catholic Church’s history of anti-Semitism and aimed to open up relations with Jews, church leaders probably weren’t thinking...

Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light

Rallying to support a family whose home was lost to fire

By Ellen Futterman, Editor January 18, 2012

Last Sunday, the Roth family of Creve Coeur lost their home and all of their possessions in an early morning fire. Luckily, none of the family-parents Jane and Boaz and daughters Liat, 12; Sela, 8, and Orli, 1-were hurt in the three-alarm blaze that gutted...

Missouri Capitol Building

With legislative session underway, Jewish groups weigh in on issues

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

From kosher food certification to separation of church and state to a ballot initiative on photo identification for voting, the local Jewish community looks forward to a diverse agenda as the Missouri General Assembly resumes work in Jefferson City this...

Irving and Kay Diamant

Couple’s retirement marks end to longtime kosher meat market

By Ellen Futterman, Editor June 1, 2011

If Tevye of "Fiddler on the Roof" fame were a butcher instead of a milkman and Golda helped Teyve with his business instead of staying at home to raise five daughters, then Teyve and Golda might look a lot like Irving and Kay Diamant, longtime owners...

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