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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

Barking up the right tree

By Tami Lehman-Wilzig February 1, 2012

There's something about trees. Shel Silverstein's children's book classic "The Giving Tree" proves the point: Trees are sustenance. They provide comfort and love, even shelter. Unconditional love is what they bestow. But do we give back? As Tu B'Shvat...

Tha authorities arrest Lebanese man on Israeli tip

JTA January 13, 2012

Thai authorities working with Israel arrested a Lebanese man alleged to have plotted an bombing attack. "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yumbumrung,...

Karen Kalish

Time to ‘fess up’ when we ‘mess up’

By Karen Kalish October 5, 2011

I love Yom Kippur. And I hate Yom Kippur.Let me explain.For those who know me, you know I have a strong personality. I'm demanding, sometimes brash, impatient, and strong.I'm also loving, caring, passionate, and committed. It's the first adjectives that...

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"...

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