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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

New Chabad House opens following Christchurch earthquake

JTA January 16, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia – A new Chabad House opened in Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island just weeks before the organization’s center in Christchurch is razed following last years' devastating earthquake. Rabbi Shmuel Koppel established the...

With Samoa calendar change, question for Jews: When is Shabbat?

By Adam Soclof, JTA December 30, 2011

NEW YORK -- The Pacific island nation of Samoa is taking 186,000 citizens through a national time warp by moving west of the international dateline, forfeiting the last Friday of 2011 and jumping straight from Thursday into Saturday. For Samoans, this...

Marjorie (Elise Schaap) poses in her wedding dress, while budding fashion designer Esther (Anna Drijver), who customized it mid-flight, looks on in pink and white polka-dot dress, in a scene from ‘Bride Flight.’

Film takes viewers on journey to New Zealand in post-WWII romance

By Cate Marquis, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 22, 2011

“Bride Flight” takes us along on the journey of four attractive young people, three women and a man, leaving post-World War II Holland to restart their lives in New Zealand. The film features an appealing cast and lush photography in a romantic tale...

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