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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Portrait of Rabbi Josef Davidson

D’var Torah: Leaving the Land of Goshen

RABBI JOSEF DAVIDSONPublished December 29, 2022

There has long been a tension in Judaism and in Jewish communities between particularism and universalism. Proponents of particularism would have Jews form themselves into self-contained communities, isolated from neighboring non-Jewish communities,...

The new Kol Rinah building in Clayton is nearing completion.

Are we, like Joseph’s brothers, strong, weak or as we are?

RABBI NOAH ARNOWPublished December 10, 2021

Are Jews strong or weak, powerful or oppressed? The answer, of course, is, yes. Israel, the Jewish state, is a nuclear power and, although small, has the strongest military in the Middle East.  And in so many ways, Jews are a strong, proud presence...

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