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

Norm Macdonald’s gift to Jewish humor

Norm Macdonald’s gift to Jewish humor

September 14, 2021

Norm Macdonald, the former Saturday Night Live news anchor and stand-up legend, wasn’t Jewish. But the Canadian-born comedian, who died Tuesday from cancer at the age of 61, left behind two of the greatest Jewish humor moments in recent memory. Macdonald’s...

Israeli climber Nadav Ben-Yehuda, left, together with Turkish climber Aydin Irmak, whose life Ben-Yehuda saved near the Mount Everest summit. 

Friday Five: Nadav Ben Yehuda, Andy Samberg, Yisroel Portugal, Adin Steinsaltz, Chaya Kurtz

By Adam Soclof, JTA May 25, 2012

It may be the deadliest season on Mt. Everest yet, but the highest peak in the world found a hero in Israeli climber Nadav Ben Yehuda. Ben Yehuda, 24, was less than 1,000 feet from the top when he spotted unconscious Turkish climber Aydin Irmak sprawled...

Evelyn Cohen and her son Andy Cohen. Andy Cohen, television programming executive and producer, talk show host, blogger and book author, will serve as master of ceremonies at NCJW’s Bravo St. Louis event.

NCJW plans special homecoming for TV’s Andy Cohen

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 18, 2012

When her son was a child, Evelyn Cohen was known as “Andy’s Mom.” When he left for college and then moved to New York, the title was used less often. Today, Evelyn’s son is a national celebrity. “Now I’m ‘Andy’s Mom’ once again,” Evelyn...

Angelina Jolie speaking at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington as part of the promotion for her new film, In the Land
of Blood and Honey, Jan 10, 2012.

Lohan playing Liz? Radcliffe on ‘SNL,’ Brangelina at the Holocaust museum

By JTA Staff January 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- Lindsay Lohan, a convicted necklace thief, is in talks to play Elizabeth Taylor, a screen legend and philanthropist whose jewelry collection just sold for $137 million. See the irony here? Anyone? Indeed, Lohan might be playing Liz in an...

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