Jewish Journal

A rabbi’s visit to a Mormon temple

by Mark Paredes

January 28, 2014 | 12:00 pm

Many thanks to my friend Eric Ringger, the smartest Computer Science professor at BYU, for sending me this inspiring account by a rabbi of his recent visit to the open house for the Mormon temple in Gilbert, Arizona. Before LDS temples are dedicated, the public is allowed to tour them. Interfaith leaders usually come, and this one of the two best rabbinic reviews on LDS temples that I have read (the other was Rabbi Wayne Dosick’s in the San Diego Jewish Times). Kol hakavod to Rabbi Jeremy Schneider for attending the open house – twice -- and then taking the time to share his thoughts and impressions with us. May his tribe increase.

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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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