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

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...

Howard Schwartz

8th Annual Heschel/King Celebration to honor Redmond and Schwartz

February 29, 2012

The Eighth Annual Heschel/King Celebration co-sponsored by Jews United For Justice and the Missouri Historical Society will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at Duff’s Restaurant, 392 N. Euclid Avenue in the Central West End.  Every year this...

Image courtesy Diane Everman, Jewish Community Archives

Martin Luther King had strong ties to St. Louis Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 12, 2012

The birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be marked this year on Monday, Jan. 16. Considering his major accomplishments as the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement - for which he earned a well-deserved Nobel Peace Prize - it is still hard...

The devastating tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. and the St.
Louis Jewish communitys efforts to provide relief became of the
top local news stories of 2011.

Top local stories of 2011 reflect changes in Jewish community

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus January 4, 2012

St. Louis had a year of ups and downs in 2011, saying farewell to some beloved communal leaders, one local congregation and two longtime kosher mainstays. The community pulled together in response to the tragic devastation of the tornado that struck Joplin....

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