Jewish Journal

  • Giving Thanks

    By Mark Paredes

    November 25, 2010 | 1:16 am

    In this season of thanksgiving, I would like to express my thanks to the members of the Jewish community of Los Angeles for accepting me as an honorary... More.

  • Love Thy Non-Mormon Neighbor

    By Mark Paredes

    November 23, 2010 | 12:03 am

    “The great religious leaders of the world such as Mohammed, Confucius, and the Reformers, as well as philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and others,... More.

  • Moses in the Promised Land

    By Mark Paredes

    November 18, 2010 | 12:47 am

    I decided years ago that I would use local Jewish institutions to stimulate my intellect and LDS temples and chapels to nourish my spirit. When I attend... More.

  • A Utah General for Israel

    By Mark Paredes

    November 15, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    “As goes America, so goes Israel. [Israel] is our sister democracy in a sea of totalitarianism. It is surrounded by people who want to throw them off the... More.

  • Glenn Beck and the Jews: He Doesn’t Get It

    By Mark Paredes

    November 11, 2010 | 10:48 pm

    “And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off … Here’s a... More.

  • Auschwitz, God, and Piotr

    By Mark Paredes

    November 7, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    Dr. Piotr Cywiński is a mensch. The Catholic intellectual who heads the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland spoke at the LA Holocaust Museum last week,... More.

  • ADL and LDS

    By Mark Paredes

    November 4, 2010 | 12:29 am

    “We support our friends in Utah who have been impacted by these disturbing incidents.” – ADL Central Pacific Regional Director Daniel S. Sandman,... 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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