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While the Second Commandment prohibiting the making of "graven images" may have inhibited some Jewish artists in the past, it didn't deter the…

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Of course I remember exactly where I was when I began to hear about the horrors of Sept. 11, 2001. I had just arrived at the Jewish Federation…

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I write this on Veterans Day, 11/11/11, which for years after World War I was known as Armistice Day, marking Nov. 11, 1918, when the Great Wa…

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The "Cohnipedia" column is based on the belief that I am blessed with a good memory, although I have found that it is far from perfect. When I…

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One of the most memorable events during my long career at the Jewish Light took place in July of 1978 at the home of the late Rabbi Menachem Z…

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Two women whom I have admired for years, the incomparable actress Meryl Streep and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, have been …

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Forest Park was aptly described as "The Jewel of St. Louis" by co-authors Sally J. Altman and Richard H. Weiss in their coffee table book of t…

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How time truly does fly when you are having fun! It is really hard to believe but March 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the…

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One of St. Louis’ many jewels is the world-famous “Meeting of the Waters” fountain, which is the centerpiece of Aloe Plaza on Market Street ac…

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One recently published book that came across my desk is local radio maven Frank Absher’s “KMOX:  The Voice of St. Louis” (Arcadia Publishing, …

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Some Missouri voters too young to remember the sterling career of Sue Shear, the longest serving woman in the history of the Missouri House of…

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Entrepreneur Joe Edwards, whose vision is responsible for Blueberry Hill, the Pageant and the Moonrise Hotel, and who helped ignite the Delmar…

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To paraphrase Christopher Wren, if you seek the monuments in St. Louis with a Jewish connection, just look about you. In previous Cohnipedia c…

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Many significant changes have been made at the St. Louis Jewish Light since it became an autonomous Jewish community newspaper with its own Bo…

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At the start of my 44-year career at the Jewish Light, one of my heroes was always on my short list of those I hoped to interview: Arthur Mill…

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In honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis in 1764,  Cohnipedia will focus on a number of “firsts” in the local Jewish com…

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For generations of his fans, the untimely passing of actor, screenwriter and director Harold Ramis, whose credits included "National Lampoon's…

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The St. Louis Jewish Archives has been presented with a vast collection of materials including architectural drawings from the remarkable care…

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Not many people can lay claim to being a “historic figure,” but Missouri Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Teitelman, who died Nov. 29 at the t…