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

Meet Leib Dodell, the Jewish St. Louis entrepreneur who loves your dog

Meet Leib Dodell, the Jewish St. Louis entrepreneur who loves your dog

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished July 15, 2022

If you ask me, dogs get a bad rap when it comes to the Bible. Deuteronomy 23.19 equated dogs with prostitution saying "You shall not bring the fee of a whore or the pay of a dog*dog I.e., a male prostitute. into the house of your God יהוה in fulfillment...

Emma Barg, daughter of  Abby Kelman and Peter Barg, and Elijah the guinea pig. 

From Latke to Queen Vashti: St. Louis pet names to kvell about

Story and Photos by Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish LightPublished August 27, 2020

Elijah Kelman’s favorite part of the Passover seder is eating karpas. Actually, Elijah could munch on parsley all day, every day. That’s because he’s a “Jewish” guinea pig.His “mother,” Abby Kelman, adopted the Abyssinian guinea pig on Erev...

Bob Cohn

(Un)Happy news

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished April 2, 2020

Jewish Light editor-in-chief emeritus Bob Cohn has been working from home before the rest of St. Louis was told to do so because of the coronavirus. About a month ago, he fell on the concrete outside his home, which required a trip to Mo Bap to have his...

Laura K. Silver

Reliant on Dog

By Laura K. SilverPublished June 8, 2012

I just returned from spending several days away from my house visiting my in-laws. Whether I am at their house or some other canine free home, I am often struck by how reliant my family has become on our dog. My kids are at the age where they are generally...

Dr. Stacey Wallach with her Newfoundland, Duke, one of her three
dogs.

Local veterinarian now offers stem cell treatments for pets

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHTPublished January 18, 2012

Almost 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and 33 percent own at least one cat-so says the Humane Society of the United States-and some of these animals are being restored to health through the use of stem cell therapy. Dr. Stacey Wallach,...

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