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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

Rabbi James Stone Goodman

D’var Torah: Our shalom is broken; we look for connection

RABBI JAMES STONE GOODMANPublished July 21, 2022

We are dreaming peace all the time now, the evidence of that broken letter vavin the word shalom of briti shalom, covenant of peace, in Numbers 25:12, that may be what's holding it up. The vav in shalom is broken. Let's fix the vav in the...

Our world is better having met the daughters of Zelophehad

Our world is better having met the daughters of Zelophehad

RABBI NEAL ROSEPublished 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 ABRAHAMPublished 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 DulkinPublished 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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