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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

Rabbi Weiman is a speaker, teaches Jewish history at Esther Miller Bais Yaakov, and is author of the new book, “48 Things, 49 Days,” (Targum Press) as well as “A Simple Guide to Happiness,” “A Map of the Universe,” and “the Everything Learning Hebrew Book.”

Between Passover and Shavuot, a time for character improvement

BY RABBI MAX WEIMAN March 28, 2013

What’s the most important part of Passover? Matzah? Wine? Haggadah? Aunt Tilly’s gefilte fish? Freedom from slavery is awesome. But despite the lines of the Haggadah song “dayenu,” the freedom would not have meant very much without the Torah....

Rabbi Justin Kerber

D’var Torah: Finding our true calling

By Rabbi Justin Kerber July 4, 2012

Sage advice gives quiet strength in the midst of turmoil. Scholars of Torah are sometimes called sages. I might call the author Parker Palmer a sage. Palmer comes from the Quaker tradition — which like our own is committed to an abstract, indivisible...

Bnai Amoonas Rabbi Carnie Shalom Rose

A reflection on Shavout

BY RABBI CARNIE SHALOM ROSE May 16, 2012

“The act of revelation is a mystery, while the record of revelation is a literary fact, phrased in the language of [the hu]man.”— Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, God In Search Of ManAs a Rabbi, I never cease to be amazed by the questions posed by...

Writer Dasee Berkowitz sees something playful about the phrase Turn it around and around, for everything is in it in Pirkei Avot (the Teachings of our Fathers). 

Five steps to studying and learning from the Torah

By Dasee Berkowitz, JTA May 15, 2012

SHAVUOT FEATURE NEW YORK -- Observing my kids playing, I notice how the same toy, no matter how many times they play with it, can reveal the most remarkable things. My daughter, with the vocabulary befitting a 1 1/2-year-old, will bring her ball over...

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg is Senior Rabbi of United Hebrew Congregation.

The measure of a leader

By Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg January 25, 2012

The political season has arrived!  There is buzz all around as to who is truly electable and who will best represent our country and the desires of the voters.  And, certainly with every election year, at least for me, comes the internal struggle with...

Bais Abraham, Torah MiTzion offer family learning series

November 9, 2011

Bais Abraham Congregation and Torah MiTzion are offering a Parent-Child Learning and Dinner series over four Mondays. The series began Nov. 7 and continues Nov. 14, 21 and 28. Sessions take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m.Families are welcome to join the series...

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