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

Choosing Life!

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL August 15, 2012

In the Hebrew Bible, God tells us, “Behold, I have set before you good and evil, life and death,” and adds, “therefore, choose life!”  Within the past 10 days, our nation and the world have witnessed a cascade of horrific episodes in which evil...

The St. Louis Sikh community invited members of other faiths to visit its temple in St. Peters for a service and candlelight vigil last week. For more photos, visit www.stljewishlight.com/multimedia.

Pride in interfaith support and understanding

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR August 15, 2012

In mid-June, my wonderful stepson, Jesse, proposed marriage to his wonderful girlfriend, Cody. The wedding is planned for next June, and I think I’m as excited for the occasion as Jesse and Cody, mostly because I feel very deeply that these two are...

A candlelight vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc., Aug 6, 2012.

In Wisconsin, Jews seek ways to help Sikhs after Milwaukee shooting

By Charlotte Anthony, JTA August 7, 2012

Almost as soon as she heard the news about a deadly shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, Elana Kahn-Oren’s phone started ringing. As director of the Jewish Community Relations Council at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Kahn-Oren fielded call after...

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