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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

A color composite of the electron-capture supernova 2018zd (the large white dot on the right) and the host starburst galaxy NGC 2146 (toward the left). Credit: NASA/STScI/J. DePasquale; Las Cumbres Observatory

Tel Aviv University may have uncovered a clue to a 1,000-year-old astrophysical mystery

Brian Blum August 5, 2021

(Israel21c) - Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the University of Tokyo have identified a rare “electron-capture” supernova, and in the process, may have shed light on an astrophysical mystery dating back nearly 1,000 years. An electron-capture...

Keith Slotkin (center). Photo courtesy of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

How this plant scientist’s innovative research helps farmers address environmental challenges

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light April 12, 2021

Keith Slotkin often snips off some baby lettuce and microgreens from an indoor garden in the basement of his Kirkwood home. At his day job, Slotkin works on innovations in growing plants that could eventually benefit small farmers around the world. Slotkin,...

Rabbi Dov Linzer

Shabbaton will explore how science, Jewish law intersect

By Eric Berger, Staff writer November 2, 2016

How do you observe Shabbat on Mars if the day is not 24 hours and there are 687 days in a year? Or a question with more immediate relevance: Is lab-engineered bacon kosher?These are the kind of topics that Jewish scholars and scientists will explore...

From left, Jesse Drapekin, Avital Shulman, Zachary Weinstock, Sydney Schein, Paul Lisker, Danielle Baron and Johanna Lowell were among this years Jewish students participating in UM-St. Louis STARS program.

Summer program puts spotlight on young scientists

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light August 1, 2010

There are summer camps for sports and for music. But what if your bright, talented high schooler plans to become a doctor or a research scientist? There is a "camp" for that, too, thanks to University of Missouri's STARS program. Students and Teachers...

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