Jewish Journal

  • Who’s the better Mormon, Mitt or Harry?

    By Mark Paredes

    August 14, 2012 | 1:06 am

    Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will allow voters to compare and contrast Catholics on both sides of the political spectrum as the election approaches. Both Ryan and Vice-President Joe Biden are Catholics, though they hold very different views on many... read on

  • Viva Chick-fil-A!

    By Mark Paredes

    August 2, 2012 | 12:04 am

    As part of my personal campaign to oppose bigoted boycotts, I will be having lunch tomorrow at the Chick-fil-A in Hollywood. I couldn’t get there for today’s official “Chick fil-A Appreciation Day” declared by Mike Huckabee, but I suppose late is better than never when it’s... read on

  • Mitt, the Wailing Wall, and LDS support for Israel

    By Mark Paredes

    July 29, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    As I viewed the picture of Mitt Romney standing at the Wailing Wall during his current trip to Israel, I clearly remembered my first time at the wall. It was one of the spiritual highlights of my life. Like many Mormons who have traveled to the country, I feel like Israel is my... read on

  • The Western Wall at an anti-abortion monument? Good intentions, bad visual

    By Mark Paredes

    July 18, 2012 | 12:52 am

    In a case of using questionable means to achieve a noble end, pro-life pastors and activists in Kansas are planning to incorporate a full-size replica of the Western Wall in their proposed International Pro-Life Memorial and National Life Center. The wall will have 60 crosses in... read on

  • Liberal Protestants bash Israel again—why dialogue?

    By Mark Paredes

    July 12, 2012 | 12:54 am

    According to the church’s official website, a semiannual General Synod of the Church of England “debates matters of national and international importance.” Given the current state of the world, there should be no shortage of items to discuss. However, the Eurozone meltdown,... read on

  • Jewish-Mormon collaboration

    By Mark Paredes

    July 2, 2012 | 12:36 am

    Last week a Jewish journalist contacted me about Mormon outreach efforts to the Jewish community. His email came just after an LDS leader interested in reaching out to Jews had called for a briefing on the “ABC organizations” that make up the organized Jewish community. Their... read on

  • Greece’s biggest failure? The Orthodox Church

    By Mark Paredes

    June 18, 2012 | 1:00 am

    ἄρα γε ἀπὸ τῶν καρπῶν αὐτῶν ἐπιγνώσεσθε αὐτούς (“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them”) – Matthew 7:20

    And even I, myself [King Benjamin], have labored with mine own hands that I might serve you, and that ye should not... read on

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