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

Missouri Supreme Court Justice  Richard B. Teitelman (center) with Gerry Ortbals (left) and Tom Lang at the 25th anniversary Justice For All Ball  in 2015. The three founded the annual event, which raised funds for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Photo courtesy LSEM

Mister Justice Teitelman

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 7, 2016

Not many people can lay claim to being a “historic figure,” but Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Teitelman, who died Nov. 29 at the too-young age of 69, indeed made history when he was named to the court in 2002 by then Governor Bob Holden,...

Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard Teitelman addresses participants at Chabad’s Conference on Talmud and Contemporary Law last June. Looking on is Rabbi Yosef Landa, Chabad of Greater St. Louis’ regional director. Photo: Andrew Kerman

Richard Teitelman, first Jewish justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, dies at 69

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer November 30, 2016

Richard Teitelman, who was the first blind and the first Jewish Missouri Supreme Court justice, died Tuesday at his home in the Central West End. He was 69. He had struggled with diabetes and pulmonary issues.Teitelman had served on the Supreme Court...

It’s Up to You

Jewish Light Editorial October 13, 2016

Normally, writing an editorial on a measure and not taking a position is considered a copout. But in the case of Missouri Amendment 3 on the November ballot, we think that how you vote on it really depends on what you think. This is about you-as-legislator,...

Central Reform, Missouri Highway Patrol among Anti-Defamation League honorees

November 9, 2011

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) will present Community Tributes: With A Little Help From Our Friends, to recognize those with whom the organization accomplishes its grassroots advocacy and education.Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bryan Cave LLP, Central...

Editorial: Veto Voting Vetting

June 15, 2011

The majority Republican party in the Missouri General Assembly has caused passage of Senate Bill 3. which would require Missouri voters to present a non-expired government-issued photo ID in order to vote in elections. The bill now heads to the desk of...

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