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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Was Monte Hall Jewish?

Was Monte Hall Jewish?

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content OfficerPublished May 25, 2022

Monty Hall, the friendly and engaging host of the long-running television game show “Let’s Make a Deal,”  was, a dual American and Canadian citizen who was born Monte Halparin in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba to Orthodox Jewish parents,...

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 10: Rachel Brosnahan and Milo Ventimiglia are seen on the set of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel on June 10, 2021 in New York City.  (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

‘Gilmore Girls’ fans in for treat with cast additions for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Published July 2, 2021

Before we get into exciting television show news for Amazon Prime subscribers, let me get a small confession out of the way first. I have watched (and loved) every single episode of "Gilmore Girls." But I have not watched "Marvelous Ms. Maisel"...

Cristin Milioti and Andy Samberg star in “Palm Springs.”

Members of the Tribe on the screen and on the field

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 16, 2020

The Peacock spreads its wingsThe new Peacock network, an offshoot of NBC, premiered for wide audiences on July 15. Certain cable company customers were already getting Peacock with their subscription. Now everyone can see some of the shows (with ads)...

Shira Haas stars in “Unorthodox,” a new Netflix miniseries, with Amit Rahav. 

Jewish TV worth the binge? Connect with other readers for May 13 Zoom chat

Published May 7, 2020

What are you doing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13? Yup, that’s what we thought.Instead of doing nothing, come join the first meeting of the St. Louis Jewish Light Binge Watchers Club, via Zoom teleconferencing, of course. Since many of us have watched...

Elisheva Heit’s award-winning arrangement at the St. Louis Art Museum’s Art in Bloom contest. Heit will lead an upcoming Jewish Arts & Soul event on Aug. 8 at the J.   

Camp Sabra’s 50th birthday, images of faith, binge-worthy TV

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 25, 2019

Celebrating SabraAlums of Camp Sabra can kick off the camp’s 50th birthday celebration at the Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.All are invited to celebrate Sabra and relive memories via a live stream of the 2019...

Fauda (Netflix)

Six Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now

By Lior Zaltzman, JTAPublished January 12, 2017

As the folks on the next season of "Game of Thrones" might say, "Winter is here."That means it's time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since Netflix pioneered the streaming model in the late 2000s,...

8 TV shows that get Hanukkah just right

Lior ZaltzmanPublished December 16, 2016

A collage of some of the best Hanukkah-themed TV episodes ever. (Lior Zaltzman)‘Tis the season of TV Christmas specials! The drama, the intrigue, your favorite TV characters in ill-fitting Santa costumes — the Christmas special has been a popular...

From left , Mia Schaikewitz, Auti Angel, Angela Rockwood and Tiphany Adams.

Women in wheelchairs ‘Push’ boundaries in real life, TV

By Naomi Pfefferman, Jewish JournalPublished June 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Mia Schaikewitz parked her shiny black Mitsubishi Eclipse in front of her graphic design office in Pasadena, Calif., looking glamorous in her black leather jacket and purple eye shadow with matching fingernail polish. She opened her car...

Samaa TV has fired Maya Khan for refusing to apologize over her
controversial morning show episode.

Pakistan mirrors U.S. television sleaze

By Eric MinkPublished February 1, 2012

The people of Pakistan may be on to something when it comes to atrocious TV. This past Saturday, an independent station based in the capital city, Islamabad, fired the host of a highly rated morning program along with show's producer and much of the staff...

Kevin Sorbo

‘Hercules’ star to discuss surviving stroke

Published November 30, 2011

"Hercules" star Kevin Sorbo will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec.15 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive, about his newly released memoir, "True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal and How Nearly...

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