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

Israel summons South African envoy over product labeling

JTA REPORT May 21, 2012

PRETORIA, South Africa — Israel’s Foreign Ministry summoned the South African ambassador to Israel over the publication of a notice announcing a ban on labeling as Israeli products that originate from the West Bank. Ismail Coovadia was scheduled to...

St. Louis Kollel presents women’s and teen’s shopping expo

March 14, 2012

St. Louis Kollel’s “Eishes Chayil” Women’s Division will present its second annual pre-Pesach “Princess with Pride” shopping event from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Young Israel Congregation, 8101 Delmar Boulevard.  Event Coordinator...

Resigning Goldman Sachs executive says Maccabiah medal makes him prouder

JTA March 14, 2012

A Goldman Sachs executive is resigning, writing in a New York Times Op-Ed that he was more proud of winning a medal in the Maccabiah Games than his work at the firm. Greg Smith called the environment at the embattled investment banking and securities...

Ruth Feigenbaum with Patricia Tshabalala at the facilities of the Support Group of Families of the Terminally Ill.

In face of desperate African poverty, Jewish woman provides a beacon of hope

By Suzanne Belling, JTA March 1, 2012

JOHANNESBURG -- Two years after moving to Zimbabwe from South Africa 20 years ago, Ruth Feigenbaum noticed that her gardener, James Phiri, was losing weight and looking ill. With the help of a physician friend, Phiri was diagnosed: Like nearly one in...

South African confab brings together Jewish innovators

JTA February 13, 2012

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A conference in South Africa brought together young Jewish innovators from across the country. More than 60 leading innovators from an array of business and social enterprises attended the first South African Young Jewish...

Editorial: Sum of the Parts

December 28, 2011

The Jewish population of St. Louis, if assumed to be in the 50-60,000 range, falls well below that of Montreal, listed as having the 24th largest core Jewish population of world cities.  Yet if the Gateway City and environs were a freestanding country,...

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