Support for the Aish Annual Fundraiser
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Support for the Aish Annual Fundraiser

A Message from our President and Rabbi Support for the Aish Annual Fundraiser Once a year we have a formal but great opportunity to express our personal gratitude to Aish and its Rabbis. Aish St. Louis lives and breathes its mission to inspire each member of the St. Louis Jewish community regardless of affiliation, level…

Parashas Vayetze (Torah Insights from the Orthodox Union)
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Parashas Vayetze (Torah Insights from the Orthodox Union)

Parshas Vayetze spans the twenty years spent by Yaakov Aveinu – the quintessential ish tam, man of integrity – in the inhospitable company of his sinister uncle, Lavan, a master of manipulation, deceit and double talk. From his initial embrace of Yaakov, which, Rashi notes, is actually a search for concealed valuables, Lavan is bent…

Exclusive NHBZ tour of the new Holocaust Museum
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Exclusive NHBZ tour of the new Holocaust Museum

Please join us for an exclusive NHBZ tour of the new Holocaust Museum, Sunday, January 8th, 2023. We will meet at the museum at 10:00 AM.The tour should take approximately 2 hours. COST: $12.00 for Adults. $10.00 for Seniors (65 and older). RSVP: By Thursday, December 15, 2022. RSVP below or email: (office@nhbz.org). You can…

Parshas Toldos

Parshas Toldos

The Torah’s statement in Parshas Toldos that “Yitzchak prayed across from (lenochach) his wife” raises several questions. Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi asks: How could Yitzchak pray in front of Rivka? He would seem to be praying not to G-d but to his wife. The Maharal of Prague raises the issue of his being distracted by his…

Parshas Chaya Sarah

Parshas Chaya Sarah

Toward the end of Parshas Chaya Sarah, the Torah tells us that “Yitzchak went out lasuach -tomeditate – in the field before evening.” Chazal comment that Yitzchak went to the fields in order to pray (“Sichah,” our Sages say, “refers only to prayer”), and thus was instituted Tefillas Mincha, the afternoon prayer that all Jews…