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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

Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT, Certified Health Coach, is a longtime fitness instructor at the Jewish Community Center. She is also a member of the St. Louis Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Re-thinking the seder

By Cathleen Kronemer, NSCA-CPT April 5, 2012

As the season of Pesach approaches and households are busy eliminating all traces of chametz from the shelves and replacing it with matzah, it seems reasonable to be thinking of how we plan to embrace the traditions that await us on Friday at sundown. ...

Rabbi Seth D Gordon serves Traditional Congregation and is a member of the St. Louis Rabbinical Association.

Pesach or Passover?

BY RABBI SETH D GORDON April 4, 2012

I always call Pesach, well, Pesach. I use the original vocabulary for various names – i.e., t’phillin, tallit, and siddur (instead of the awful phylacteries, prayer shawl and prayer-book) — in part to reinforce Jewish vocabulary, in part because...

Zucchini and red bell pepper saute

Recipes to please the crowd and de-stress the chef

By Jamie Geller, JTA March 28, 2012

NEW YORK—Passover may be the mother of all kitchen yuntifs, but stay cool and don’t stress. Here are some of my favorite recipes from last Passover that you will love this Passover and all year.Last year, 99 percent of what I made for Passover weren’t...

Rabbi Lane Steinger

Counting the Sabbaths before Pesach

By Rabbi Lane Steinger March 14, 2012

Throughout the Jewish year there are several Shabbatot/Sabbaths which have an added significance. This week will end with one: Shabbat Parah (the Sabbath of Parah Adumah/the Red Heifer), one of a series of special Shabbatot which lead up to Passover....

Ellen Futterman

Fashionably frum for Pesach and Take 5 for Torah

By Ellen Futterman, Editor March 23, 2011

Fashionably frum for Pesach Who says modest clothing has to look frumpy? Certainly not the women's division of St. Louis Kollel, which has organized a fashion extravaganza called "Princess with Pride" for women and teens from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday,...

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