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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Letters to the editor: October 16, 2019

Letters to the editor: October 16, 2019

Published October 17, 2019

Residents of Covenant Place extend thanksIt is with great pleasure and gratitude the Russian community of Covenant Place wants to thank Joan Denison, Covenant Place’s executive director, and many people involved in the moving residents from Building...

Rabbi James Stone Goodman

When the most that can be said about something is nothing

By Rabbi James Stone GoodmanPublished May 16, 2012

O holy parshat Behar, you are speaking to me in the voice of metaphor, poetics, images. We call an image a mashal — a parable, an example. You open with the mashal: Begin with keeping the Sabbath of the land (Leviticus 25:2). The Sabbath of the land;...

Rabbi Lane Steinger

Counting the Sabbaths before Pesach

By Rabbi Lane SteingerPublished March 14, 2012

Throughout the Jewish year there are several Shabbatot/Sabbaths which have an added significance. This week will end with one: Shabbat Parah (the Sabbath of Parah Adumah/the Red Heifer), one of a series of special Shabbatot which lead up to Passover....

Court clears Orthodox Jew for not carrying ID on Sabbath

JTAPublished February 19, 2012

An Orthodox Jew was found not guilty by a Hague appeals court of failing to produce an ID card on the Sabbath. The man had faced a fine of nearly $200 for failing to prove his identity when requested to do so by police, under a national ID law. Orthodox...

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