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

Put Russian-speaking Jews on the community’s radar

By Misha Galperin, JTA April 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- With the contemporary music world buzzing about Regina Spektor’s upcoming album more than a month before its release, I cannot help but think about the young musician’s rise in the context of Russian-speaking Jewry. Spektor, who...

Yeva Golynskaya

Belorussian émigré overcame language obstacles to become noted local educator

By Lena Fish, Special to the Jewish Light March 14, 2012

Almost all new Americans have some amusing stories about the time when they first immigrated to the United States.  Mastering the English language is a common theme in the anecdotes Yeva Golynskaya tells, which is ironic when you think about it since...

Ultranationalists have no place in Russian protest movement

By Mark B. Levin, JTA February 2, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A spate of recent media reports has discussed the inclusion of ultranationalists in the Russian protest movement. Jewish organizations, sensitive to the fragility of a newly emergent Russian civil society and Jewish community, need to speak...

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