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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

Our world is better having met the daughters of Zelophehad

Our world is better having met the daughters of Zelophehad

RABBI NEAL ROSE July 1, 2021

Have you met the daughters of Zelophehad? They are the five brave women we encounter in this week’s Torah portion (Parashat Pinchas), in which we hear their impassioned plea to Moses regarding their and their deceased father’s right to inherit...

Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham

Self-love, respect mark route to our Promised Land

BY RABBI JEFFREY ABRAHAM July 9, 2020

Who doesn’t think their situation is paramount? My past few weeks have been as exciting and exhausting as one can imagine, moving with three young boys during a pandemic. As we have begun to settle into our splendid new home and Jewish community here...

Rabbi Ryan Dulkin

How Moses appealed directly to God for ruling on daughters’ rights

By Rabbi Ryan Dulkin June 30, 2010

In many years of listing to teachers and colleagues preaching from the pulpit, I've never heard a rabbi utter something like, "Last night I prayed, and God told me that I should do ..."; the notion that Jews have a direct line to the Almighty is generally...

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