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

Dr. Martin Boyer

Microsurgery — and harvesting vegetables — keep this doctor busy

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 15, 2012

Microsurgery certainly can be challenging — but Dr. Martin Boyer contends that tending to the organic garden in his backyard in 107-degree weather also is difficult.   “I’ve managed to keep it watered, keep it going,” said Boyer, 48. “I have...

Volunteer Jewish security team to launch in Canada

JTA March 13, 2012

TORONTO -- Canada's Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is forming a volunteer network to provide security at Canadian synagogues and Jewish community facilities. The Community Security Network will be similar to neighborhood watch programs, only on...

Reform leader Rabbi Gunther Plaut dies

JTA February 9, 2012

TORONTO -- Rabbi Gunther Plaut, a major figure in Reform Judaism, died in Toronto. Plaut, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress who wrote widely on human rights, died Wednesday at the age of 99. He often was quoted by media around the world...

Orthodox rabbi proclaims new Boteach book ‘forbidden’

JTA February 2, 2012

TORONTO -- A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Toronto has condemned the latest book by celebrity Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and pronounced it is "forbidden" for anyone to buy or read it. In an open letter published on the Jewish news website The Algemeiner, Rabbi...

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