Jewish Journal

Checklist for a Faithful Mormon Wife

By Mark Paredes

February 28, 2011 | 2:09 pm

“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24
Wife-hunting is not easy for anyone, but... read on

  • Mormons and Jews Celebrate the Sabbath Across America and Canada—March 4, 2011

    By Mark Paredes

    February 24, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    “And he commanded them that they should observe the sabbath day, and keep it holy, and also every day they should give thanks to the Lord their God.” – Mosiah 18:23 [Book of Mormon]


    Many thanks to fellow LDS-Jewish blogger Christa Woodall for reminding me of the upcoming... read on

  • How to Make Liberal Judaism Relevant? Ask a Mormon

    By Mark Paredes

    February 20, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not... read on

  • On This We Can Agree: 3 Rabbis, an Apostle, and a Prime Minister on Tolerance

    By Mark Paredes

    February 17, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    “Derech Eretz Kadma L’Torah” [Good character comes before Torah] – Orthodox Rabbi Elazar Muskin

    “I am here to contend for religious freedom.” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks

    “It is therefore our job at this moment to reach out ... to show that respect and equality between... read on

  • Mormon Q&A for Upcoming Presidential Election, part II

    By Mark Paredes

    February 14, 2011 | 1:08 am

    e ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” – 1 Peter 3:15

    With two Mormons preparing to launch presidential campaigns and an irreverent Book of Mormon musical set to hit Broadway next month,... read on

  • Mormon Q&A for the Upcoming Presidential Election

    By Mark Paredes

    February 10, 2011 | 10:11 pm

    “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?” – Southern Baptist preacher (and presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee, 2007
    It looks increasingly likely that there will be two serious Mormon candidates (Mitt Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Jr.)... read on

  • Glenn Beck vs 400 Rabbis

    By Mark Paredes

    February 7, 2011 | 1:10 am

    A few years ago I was on the phone with a Jewish activist from Florida who was well-known for being a Democrat and a feminist. I was interested to hear what she had learned from decades of service in the Jewish community, so I asked her what she considered to be the most important... read on

  • Conversion: From Ex-Mormon to Jew, Part II

    By Mark Paredes

    February 4, 2011 | 9:23 am

    God is like an icon which never changes, yet everyone who looks at it sees a different face.—midrash Pesikta de-Rav Kahana
    Most prospective converts to another faith are seeking answers to questions that their religious traditions either do not address or for which their answers... read on