Jewish Journal

The Meaning of Racism

By Mark Paredes

September 30, 2013 | 11:32 pm

I work in Santa Monica several days a week, and every time I’m in the city I grab the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper first thing in the morning to see what’s going on. I mainly read... read on

  • King Benjamin and Sukkot

    By Mark Paredes

    September 22, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    During the Sukkot holiday, I always take time to read the account of King Benjamin’s address in the Book of Mosiah in the Book of Mormon. Many Mormons believe that he gave this famous speech during Sukkot, and the scriptural evidence for this is pretty impressive.

    Mormons believe... read on

  • My Greek Orthodox, Yom Kippur, Kaparot Weekend

    By Mark Paredes

    September 16, 2013 | 12:48 am

    It was a memorable interfaith weekend for my LDS congregation in Koreatown. On Saturday we visited St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, whose dean, Fr. John Bakas, is one of the city’s leading religious figures. My wife was raised in the Romanian Orthodox Church, and retains a great... read on

  • Why the U.S. Should Not Attack Syria

    By Mark Paredes

    September 10, 2013 | 12:06 am

    Once in a while I set aside Jewish and/or Mormon themes in order to address pressing issues of the day (e.g., whether Lionel Messi plays soccer as well as Diego Maradona did). Such an opportunity now presents itself with the upcoming congressional votes on Syria. Every serious... read on