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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

Dvar Torah: We all have the opportunity to enter our ‘promised land’

D’var Torah: We all have the opportunity to enter our ‘promised land’

RABBI JEFFREY ABRAHAMPublished June 24, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the opportunity to visit congregants at Jewish sleep-away camps is back in my summer plans. I am excited to have this opportunity return and see our children in such a wonderful, informal educational setting.  When...

Congregation Bnai Amoona. Photo: Bill Motchan

D’var Torah: Our good names are linked to our good deeds

RABBI JEFFREY ABRAHAMPublished June 3, 2021

We are told in Pirkei Avot (4:17) that there are three crowns, and “the crown of a good name surpasses them all.” This cliché, of course, has been used endlessly; yet, it is still relevant.  In our parsha, Sh’lach L’kha, we have the renowned...

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