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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

In St. Louis, the Best and Worst of Times

In St. Louis, the Best and Worst of Times

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL September 5, 2019

The famous quote from the opening of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Tale of Two Cities” could be read as a description of the St. Louis area today: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of...

Any Way You Slice It

Any Way You Slice It

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALS April 4, 2019

A self-deprecating poem once branded St. Louis as “first in shoes, first in booze and last in the American League.”  A lot has changed over the years. St. Louis has lost some iconic shoe companies and is no longer numero uno in footwear. Anheuser-Busch,...

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FERGUSON

BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve talks to the crowds while holding oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the...

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FERGUSON

BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve anoints a protesters hands with oil in front of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one...

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FERGUSON

BILL GREENBLATT/UPI August 10, 2015

Rabbi Susan Talve is placed under arrest at the entrance of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Building in St. Louis on August 10, 2015. A group of about 200 protesters marched to the Federal Building as part of a day of disobedience held with the one year...

Susan Sherman poses in a Chloe print sheath dress with open back and Christian Louboutin sandals.

The long and shorts of summer style

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 15, 2012

There are certain women who always seem to look terrific, even when they’re schlepping about in what seems to have become the standard St. Louis schlepping uniform, Lululemon workouts. Susan Sherman is one of these women. We’d hate her if she weren’t...

Phyllis Markus

Community Against Poverty program breaks ground on north St. Louis playground

August 8, 2012

Pre-school age children at an early childhood center in north St. Louis will soon have a new outdoor play space thanks to an interfaith early childhood pilot program coordinated by the Community Against Poverty (CAP) coalition.  The new playground will...

Jeff Altman with Fredbird

Mitzvah lands lifelong Cards fan first pitch honors

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 8, 2012

When he was 7 or 8 years old, Jeff Altman remembers telling his Grandpa Altman that his dream was to one day throw out the opening pitch at a Cardinals game. He even said as much to his wife, Kimi, when they went on their first date 27 years ago.He most...

Laurie Goldberg

Top 10 single cities in the U.S.

By Laurie Goldberg August 2, 2012

I'm sure you won't be surprised that St. Louis did not make the top 10 list for the best cities to be single in, in a recent survey by Kiplingers.com. I bet you will be surprised by some of the cities that did make the list.In my situation, it doesn't...

Rabbi Hershey Novack

What’s hot to read this summer

By Ellen Futterman, Editor August 2, 2012

So what are you reading this summer?When we posed that question to a number of St. Louis area rabbis and Jewish professionals, we received a wide variety of enthusiastic responses. In some cases, the books choices were light and breezy — kind of how...

Letters to the editor, week of Aug. 1, 2012

August 1, 2012

Back to School successOn Sunday, July 22, I was witness to the heartwarming scene of the St. Louis community coming together to help our neighbors during the annual Back-to-School! Store, a project of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section,...

In 1936, both winter and summer games were held in Nazi Germany (a medal ceremony from the Berlin summer games is pictured), leaving a quandary for Jewish St. Louisan Mel Dubinsky, a contender for the Olympic team in ice skating.

When conscience collides with Olympics dreams

By Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 25, 2012

With Friday marking the official start of the London 2012 Olympics (officially the XXX Olympiad) and the thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish voices calling for a moment of silence in honor of the 40th anniversary of the 11 slain Israeli athletes in Munich,...

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