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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

Writer Dasee Berkowitz sees something playful about the phrase Turn it around and around, for everything is in it in Pirkei Avot (the Teachings of our Fathers). 

Five steps to studying and learning from the Torah

By Dasee Berkowitz, JTA May 15, 2012

SHAVUOT FEATURE NEW YORK -- Observing my kids playing, I notice how the same toy, no matter how many times they play with it, can reveal the most remarkable things. My daughter, with the vocabulary befitting a 1 1/2-year-old, will bring her ball over...

Honey

What’s behind the apples and honey tradition during Rosh Hashanah?

By Sybil Kaplan, JTA September 21, 2011

JERUSALEM - Among the familiar customs of Rosh Hashanah is the dipping of apple pieces in honey - but what is its origin? King David had a "cake made in a pan and a sweet cake" (II Samuel 6: 15, 19) given to everyone. Hosea 3:1 identifies the "sweet cake"...

Rabbi Josef A. Davidson serves Congregation B’nai Amoona.

Eternal links: kashrut, tzedakah and the Jewish calendar

Rabbi Josef Davidson August 24, 2011

Though it would be ideal if all Jews could be once again residing in Eretz Yisra'el, that is not the case.  Jews live on every inhabitable continent in the world.  Jews have acculturated to life in galut (Diaspora) and the destruction of Temple, the...

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