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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

Beastie Boys founding member Adam Yauch, known as MCA, shown at a concert in London in 2007.

No, Adam Yauch wasn’t a yeshiva boy, but we can still claim him

By Dvora Meyers May 7, 2012

NEW YORK—As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.  According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern...

Kazakh shooter Maria Dmitrenko had to listen to a spoof of the national anthem of Kazakhstan from the movie Borat as she received a gold medal at the Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait, March 22, 2012.

Weinberg’s tikkun olam, Simmons rants, Madonna adds an Israel show

JTA REPORT March 27, 2012

NEW YORK -- It’s been quite a week for KISS frontman Gene Simmons. On Tuesday, the band joined with members of Motley Crue for a news conference to promote their tour this summer. Simmons was asked about pop stars overshadowing rock stars and let loose...

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