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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

N.Y. rabbi honored by king of Morocco

JTA March 15, 2012

Rabbi Raphael Benchimol of the Manhattan Sephardic Congregation was honored by the king of Morocco. Benchimol received the medal of the Knight of the Order of the Throne bestowed by Mohammed VI at his New York City synagogue. The president of the Jewish...

Egypt cancels Israeli pilgrimage to rabbi’s tomb

JTA January 12, 2012

Egypt has cancelled an annual Jewish pilgrimage to the grave of a 19th-century Moroccan rabbi. Dozens of Israeli pilgrims annually visit the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abu Hasira, a 19th-century Moroccan rabbi whose tomb is in the Nile Delta, on the anniversary...

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