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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

3 STL elephants turned 50, so whats so Jewish about elephants?

3 STL elephants turned 50, so what’s so Jewish about elephants?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer December 19, 2021

As we wind down 2021, the St. Louis Zoo alerted us all that three of their elephants turned 50 this year. That made us wonder, 'What's so Jewish about elephants,' if anything? Turns out, there is plenty. Pearl, Donna, and Ellie are the three elderly...

Avinoam Lourie

Israeli zoologist offers stories of the Mideast’s ‘wild’ side

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

Why would a jackal be in an oven? Could you really lose a snake on a plane? Animal fans of all ages can find out, and hear many more animal adventures when Israeli zoologist and author Avinoam Lourie, former head of the Haifa Zoo and Director of Israel's...

Nancy Falchuk

Awards galore and much more

By Lois Caplan January 25, 2012

HADASSSAH IS HOSTING A BIG STEM CELL RELATED EVENT on Feb. 14, this one of particular interest in advances against Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In case you had not noticed, the event falls on Valentine's Day and is called "Framing the Future Encore: A Love...

Ellen Futterman

Pet Smart: New columnist for the Light

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR June 29, 2011

Pet smartFor the past year or so, I've gotten inquiries from readers asking if the Jewish Light could offer a pet column. Starting July 6, I am pleased to announce a new monthly column on the subject of all things animals, "Ask Dr. Doug," by Dr. Doug...

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