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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The wreckage of an Egyptian military vehicle after militants burst through a security fence into Israel at a military base along its Egyptian border, Aug. 6, 2012.

Sinai border attack seen as test in Egypt-Israel relationship

By Marcy Oster, JTA August 7, 2012

JERUSALEM — The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president. Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai...

Adin Steinsaltz

If Passover is the question, Shavuot is the answer

By Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, JTA May 22, 2012

JERUSALEM — Unlike other Jewish holidays, the Torah does not specify a date for Shavuot; it is celebrated on the 50th day (seven weeks) after Passover. We moderns celebrate Shavuot on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan; in ancient times, when...

Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 13th time

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked for the 13th time in a year. Monday's explosion west of El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula came after masked gunmen attacked the pipeline, Reuters reported. The extent of the damage is unclear,...

Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 12th time

JTA February 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked for the 12th time in the last year. Sunday's attack near El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula came after masked gunmen planted explosives under the pipeline, security officials told AFP, the...

Rabbi Dale Schreiber

Understanding the Call to Godliness

By Rabbi Dale Schreiber May 18, 2011

At Sinai, I imagine the Israelites might have felt a compelling need to look up as God was up there above and beyond the clouds. Given such a lofty beginning, it would be understandable to think that Torah was also up there- beyond our comprehension....

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