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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

Pomegranates are picked at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in Israel. For more information about Sde Eliyahu, visit www.bio-tour.com.

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat with pomegranates

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light January 16, 2013

Tu B’Shevat, which begins at sundown Friday, Jan. 25, is the Jewish New Year of Trees. It is a time for planting trees and celebrating harvests.  One holiday custom is to sample each of the seven species mentioned in the Torah: wheat, barley, olives,...

Rabbi Andy Kastner

D’var Torah: The limits of the giving tree

Rabbi Andy Kastner February 8, 2012

Last week when I took a walk with my 2½ year old to the park where we have had a small community garden plot for the last year, I did not expect to see resilient winter edibles, lettuces, kale, broccoli; forgotten foodstuff that I thought had surely...

Jewish leaders pledge to reduce greenhouse gases

JTA February 6, 2012

Fifty Jewish leaders signed a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in advance of Tu b'Shvat. The communal leaders and rabbis from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform and Renewal movements on Monday signed The Coalition on the Environment...

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