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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

The 2015 class of the Jewish Student Union’s Galia & Milton Movitz Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars Program. JSU Director Rabbi Mike Rovinsky is at left and Galia Movitz is sixth from the right in the first row. A new year of the Israel Scholars Program begins Nov. 2.

JSU’s Israel Scholars program to start new semester for teens and adults

October 26, 2018

In early November, Jewish Student Union will begin a new semester of its Galia and Milton Movitz-Senator John Danforth Israel Scholars course, with separate programs for teens and adults. The course is designed to help participants  develop a deeper...

Tiffany and Rodd Norris drove more than four hours from a farm in Kansas to have Rabbi Mike Rovinsky perform a circumcision on their newborn son. Photo: Eric Berger

St. Louis rabbi uses scalpel, jokes to cut across cultural differences

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer March 29, 2018

Rabbi Mike Rovinsky, a mohel, tells a couple after a circumcision in January to use antibiotic ointment and a gauze pad on the site at every diaper change for the next two days. He then offers a warning: The 11-day-old baby, Hezekiyah, likely won’t...

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