Jewish Journal

Pius XII: Saint or Sinner?

By Mark Paredes

July 31, 2010 | 10:05 am

“We share in the grief of humanity at the passing away of His Holiness
Pope Pius XII. In a generation affected by wars and discords, he
upheld the highest... More.

  • Mormon Proxy Immersions for the Dead

    By Mark Paredes

    July 28, 2010 | 1:14 am

    Here is a slightly edited version of my essay that appears on Menachem Wecker’s Houston Chronicle blog. Several readers have asked me to address this... More.

  • Menachem Wecker’s Blog Posting / Mormons and Jews

    By Mark Paredes

    July 26, 2010 | 11:33 am

    Many thanks to Menachem Wecker for an insightful post on Jewish-Mormon relations:


    He blogs on religious art for the Huffington Post and Houston Chronicle websites, and knows a great deal about the LDS art tradition. Yasher koach, Menachem!

  • Scholars and Elites

    By Mark Paredes

    July 21, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    In keeping with the temple theme of Tisha B’av week and with this blog’s primary purpose of clarifying misconceptions, I would like to respond to a... More.

  • Tisha B’av, Mormons and Temples

    By Mark Paredes

    July 19, 2010 | 10:42 pm

    With the fast for Tisha B’av set to begin right now, I join the worldwide Jewish community in mourning the destruction of the First and Second Temples on... More.

  • Mormons et Juifs à Montréal

    By Mark Paredes

    July 13, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Montréal at the invitation of the local LDS community. Local Mormon leaders are very interested in building... More.

  • Mormons, Genealogy and Elijah

    By Mark Paredes

    July 3, 2010 | 8:06 pm

    This month Los Angeles will host the 30th annual conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.  For five days amateur and... More.




Mark Paredes is a former Mormon bishop currently living in Los Angeles. He has worked for the ZOA, the American Jewish Congress, and the Consulate General of Israel in Los...

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