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  • Exploring Ancient and Modern Miracles in Israel

    By Mark Paredes

    April 6, 2011 | 9:11 pm

    From the day that I began working for the Jewish community, I’ve had two goals: to be a Chabad shaliach (emissary) and to take tour groups to Israel and show them what I think they should see. I want to be a shaliach because they always have beautiful wives. However, since I... read on

  • Ancient Books, Modern Faith: Is Physical Proof Necessary for Believers?

    By Mark Paredes

    April 3, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.—John 20:29

    “It is a wicked and adulterous generation that seeketh after a sign. Show me Latter-day Saints who have to feed upon miracles, signs... read on

  • Theological Exclusivism: Is Heaven Only for Mormons?

    By Mark Paredes

    March 27, 2011 | 9:00 pm

    Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus [Outside the Church there is no salvation] . – St. Cyprian
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    In the Jewish community, people who come up with good answers are widely admired, while those who ask good questions are even more respected. In my experience, those leaders who can do both... read on

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  • Reconstructionists and Mormons Dialogue in Irvine

    By Mark Paredes

    March 13, 2011 | 9:44 pm

    As the saying goes, well begun is half done. Last Friday night Rabbi Arnold Rachlis of University Synagogue dialogued with two LDS leaders during an informative presentation of Mormon beliefs at a shabbat service. The several hundred attendees, including many Mormon guests, were... read on

  • Intolerance in the Holy Land: No Kids, Pets or Gentiles

    By Mark Paredes

    March 8, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    “When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater... read on

  • Greek Orthodoxy, Anti-Semitism, and Religious Intolerance

    By Mark Paredes

    March 3, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    ἐντολὴν καινὴν δίδωμι ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους· καθὼς ἠγάπησα ὑμᾶς ἵνα καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους. ἐν τούτῳ γνώσονται πάντες ὅτι ἐμοὶ... read on

  • 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
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    Wife-hunting is not easy for anyone, but it’s even harder for religious Jews and Mormons. In addition to finding a woman who’s cute and... read on

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