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Sure they can throw, catch and hit, but not all St. Louis Cardinals sport a style that’s GQ worthy. Exceptions, however, include Harrison Bader, Jack Flaherty and Dexter Fowler, who stand out as some of the Redbirds’ best dressed. 

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The Mirowitz Center has been providing free Zoom programs during the pandemic on a wide range of topics, including two I’d like to highlight: the “Grandparenting Circle” and “What’s on Your Mind.” Organizers are hoping to welcome more participants.

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, who truly is one of the funniest people on the planet, will headline “One Night,” a joint celebration being put on by the Jewish Federations of St. Louis, Dallas, Milwaukee, and Houston. Also appearing at the virtual event at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 will be D…

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I’ve always disliked my thighs. Too bulky, which rhymes with pulkie, which is what my maternal grandmother called them. 

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You read about the marvelous Misha Marshall in the Light just before the end of the year. Now you can meet her and the young writer who brought you her story at a Zoom forum 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24.

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If there ever was any doubt about the lasting impact a teacher can have on a student’s life, meet John R. Green. Today, the 53-year-old native St. Louisan is a 25-year veteran of ABC News in New York, where he currently serves as executive producer of special programming as well as executive…

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I hope you have taken the time to read the story about Misha Marshall and her family that starts on Page 1A, by Leyla Fern King. It’s a compelling and well-written piece though admittedly not your typical Jewish Light story in that neither the subject(s) of the narrative nor the writer is Jewish.

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