Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>
Image viaLooking back at it, it now seems inevitable that Matthew Paul Miller, the reggae singer popularly known as Matisyahu, would distance himself from Orthodox Judaism. After all, he'd already cut ties with Chabad-Lubavitch, the outreach-minded Chassidic sect, a few years earlier. And he' ... More >>
Tell us about that sexy jacket...Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending September 4, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books, Subterranean Books and Sue's News.
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Cory Taylor Cox In this week's print issue, we spent some time with Delia and Hannah Rainey, the twin sisters of Dubb Nubb, and older sister, drummer and Special Passenger Records owner Amanda Rainey. Below is some of our interview with Amanda, in which she provides the label's history and ph ... More >>
Ruvi LeiderMatisyahu | Murder City Players
July 9, 2011
Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage.
Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>
When Pratzel's Bakery closed on January 30, it left a hole in St. Louis' kosher food community. Nearly a century old, the bakery was the only 100 percent kosher bakery in the area, and its closure affects more than 200 wholesale buyers and the patrons of their retail location inside Kohn's Ko ... More >>
About ten years ago, a certain reporter toiled as an editorial assistant at an educational publisher. The publisher was working on an anthology of Jewish literature, and, since it was a small and democratic sort of place, and also since the editors were fresh out of inspiration, they solicited ti ... More >>
Justin DawsonTattoo Jew. Now there's an oxymoron. By law, Jews aren't supposed to have tattoos. It's right there in the book of Leviticus, alongside the prohibitions against cheeseburgers (technically, a calf cooked in its mother's milk) and butt-sex.
But for the past five years, Andy Abrams ... More >>
Larry Flynt has been in a wheelchair since the 1978 shooting.Attorney General Chris Koster yesterday called on the Missouri Supreme Court to set execution dates for two convicted murderers. The first, Joseph Franklin,
was convicted in 1997 for the shooting death twenty years earlier of a man out ... More >>
Here's a little known fact: Jews love Christmas. We love the cookies. We love the lights. We love the sappy movies. We spend our childhoods yearning for trees and stockings. (I myself received my first Christmas stocking at the advanced age of 31. I nearly wept with joy.)We love Christmas so much, w ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/bestrated1King Louis IX: saint, crusader, good to Christians, really, really, really mean to Jews.Tomorrow is Tisha b'Av, the ninth of the Jewish month of Av and the saddest day of the Jewish year. Most Jewish holidays memorialize the deliverance of the Chosen People from certai ... More >>
Joseph Franklin rockin the Hitler haircut.Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster today called for the Missouri Supreme Court to set an execution date for Joseph Franklin. Franklin was convicted in 1997 of murdering Gerald Gordon -- twenty years after he shot and killed him in the parking lot of a St ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/vidiotThis guy didn't make the hot rabbi list, either.Just in time for Passover, Newsweek has revealed its list of the 50 hottest rabbis in America. (We don't see the connection between Passover and rabbinical hotness, either. Butanyway.)"Hotness" in this case refers to influence, ... More >>