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

Letters to the editor: March 24, 2021

Letters to the editor: March 24, 2021

March 25, 2021

Sports star takes deserved ‘Heat’ for anti-Semitic slur Regarding “NBA fines Meyers Leonard $50,000 for using anti-Semitic slur” (published online March 11, Jewish Light).My congratulations to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (who is Jewish) for...

Letters to the editor: March 10, 2020

Letters to the editor: March 10, 2020

March 12, 2021

Keep the ‘Jewish’ in Jewish Light contentThe St. Louis Jewish Light was ostensibly created as a platform through which readers could raise and discuss Jewish issues.  In recent years some regular columnists’ writings loosely follow this purpose...

Letters to the editor: Nov. 4, 2020

Letters to the editor: Nov. 4, 2020

November 5, 2020

Praise for Mirowitz Center programming Kudos to Susan Kemppainen and Stephen Cohen on the diverse programming via Zoom offered to the entire community through the Mirowitz Center. I especially enjoyed the recent program on Ruth Bader Ginsburg given...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 7, 2020

Letters to the editor: Oct. 7, 2020

October 30, 2020

Help Americans by passing relief bill Without time to mourn the passing of a remarkable woman of integrity and compassion (“Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court, dies at 87,” Sept. 18), our country leapt into political...

Letters to the editor: Oct. 21, 2020

Letters to the editor: Oct. 21, 2020

October 22, 2020

Community rabbis deserve thanks This year, 2020, has been a year of disappointments, worry, stress, loneliness, and even fear. How refreshing, however, to sit down to read the Oct. 7 Jewish Light and see a story highlighting Rabbi Larry Glestein, currently...

Letters to the editor: Sept. 9, 2020

Letters to the editor: Sept. 9, 2020

September 10, 2020

Cultural Leadership builds understanding I was lucky enough to spend the first six years of my life in the inner city of Chicago, in a very diverse neighborhood, where my best friends were first-generation immigrants, Blacks, Jews and people from every...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 26, 2020

Letters to the editor: Aug. 26, 2020

August 27, 2020

Organization expresses support for Israel-UAE peace agreementOn behalf of St. Louis Friends of Israel (SLFI), a non-profit, bi-partisan, St. Louis-based organization, we would like to express our support for the historic peace agreement signed between...

Letters to the editor: Aug. 12, 2020

Letters to the editor: Aug. 12, 2020

August 13, 2020

A sports correctionIn the July 29, 2020 edition, Skip Erwin’s “Inside Sports” column said that the biggest upset in college basketball was in 1983 when the Houston Cougars were upset by the North Carolina Wolfpack.  This should have read the “North...

Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2020

Letters to the Editor: July 1, 2020

July 2, 2020

An uplifting story What a wonderful, heartwarming headlining article about the father-son reunion written by Ellen Futterman in the June 17 edition of the Light!  I can’t begin to express how deeply touching this story was, especially welcomed coming...

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2020

Letters to the editor: June 17, 2020

June 18, 2020

Readers respond to Jewish Federation decision to drop adult learning classesA few weeks ago, I received the news that the Jewish Federation’s Adult Education program, CJL, would be summarily eliminated and staffers Cyndee Levy and Rabbi Tracy Nathan...

Letters to the editor: Disappointment in eliminating CJL, adult classes

Letters to the editor: Disappointment in eliminating CJL, adult classes

June 4, 2020

I received the email from Jewish Federation — the letter was dense and filled with ‘organization speak,’ a lot of words essentially saying nothing. The bottom line was clear: The Federation will close its educational opportunities offered for decades.I...

Jewish clergy in Missouri advocate for voting by mail

Jewish clergy in Missouri advocate for voting by mail

May 7, 2020

Our Jewish tradition values human life above virtually all else.We are taught in the earliest chapters of the Torah, our core biblical text, that God created mankind in the image of the Divine (Genesis 1:27).  Our rabbis teach us that to save one life...

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