Latest local coronavirus news updates

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As St. Louisans deal with a swelling in the number of local coronavirus cases and wait to see if they will be filling backpacks and heading to school or simply opening their laptops on the kitchen table, local Jews offered a range of responses — from nervousness to excitement — when asked wh…

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The St. Louis Jewish Light won two Simon Rockower Awards, the annual prizes for excellence in Jewish journalism given by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA) for work published in 2019.

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Rob Koritz, a drummer in Dark Star Orchestra, one of the most popular Grateful Dead tribute bands, talks to Associate Editor Eric Berger about life during the coronavirus pandemic and how painful it is to not be able to spend time at two of his favorite places: the concert stage and Camp Sabra. 

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In early April, the Jewish Light reported on how Jewish small business owners in the St. Louis area were doing after they had to either close shop or drastically alter how they operate because of the coronavirus pandemic. Both St. Louis city and county officials ordered some businesses shut …

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At this vigil, the pulpit was the top of Art Hill in Forest Park. 

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Six years ago in Ferguson, a police officer killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black man. During the protests that followed, Rabbi Noah Arnow says, he felt that some members of his synagogue – and American Jews in general – believed that the nascent Black Lives Matter movement was “a little to…

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Center for Jewish Learning eliminated; some programs will continue under different department

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On my college graduation day, I expected to pop champagne on the front steps of Washington University’s Brookings Hall in my cap and gown. After making a massive mess, I would sit down with my friends to reflect on four years of road trips, Shabbat dinners and late-night conversations.

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While countless models have projected health outcomes for various responses to the coronavirus pandemic, Arye Nehorai, a professor of electrical engineering at Washington University, had not seen models that offered both public health and economic projections.

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Jewish Federation of St. Louis has eliminated the Center for Jewish Learning (CJL), including all adult education classes. It will reassign other programs associated with the center to Federation’s community engagement department.

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