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  • Settlements and Peace: A Pox on Everyone’s House

    By Mark Paredes

    December 8, 2010 | 4:12 pm

    “We have been pursuing a moratorium as a means to create conditions for a return to meaningful and sustained negotiations. After a considerable effort, we have concluded that this does not create a firm basis to work towards our shared goal of a framework agreement.” – State... read on

  • Replacement Theology, Mormons and the Amish

    By Mark Paredes

    December 4, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    “We are here to say we are sorry. We no longer want to reject you or look at you as not being God’s people. You were God’s people long before we were.” – Amish Bishop Ben Girod, during a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem
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    I now have one more reason to love... read on

  • Two Chanukah Gifts: a Rabbi and a Jewish-Mormon Blog in the Bay Area

    By Mark Paredes

    December 1, 2010 | 7:09 pm

    As Jewish families light Chanukah candles this evening, I too will give thanks for two wonderful gifts that have been given to further LDS-Jewish relations on my favorite holiday. The first is Rabbi Jeff Marx of The Santa Monica Synagogue, a dynamic Reform congregation in its... read on

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  • Rabbi Shmuley, Jesus, and the New Testament

    By Mark Paredes

    November 28, 2010 | 10:47 pm

    “The Mormons are our brothers, the Christians are our kin. So long as they support and defend the Jewish people through their current persecution, that will always be so, whatever their beliefs, and we owe them our gratitude.” – Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    “And Simon Peter... read on

  • Giving Thanks

    By Mark Paredes

    November 25, 2010 | 1:16 am

    In this season of thanksgiving, I would like to express my thanks to the members of the Jewish community of Los Angeles for accepting me as an honorary member eight years ago. Their passion, dedication and warmth have inspired me, and they make me want to be both a better Mormon and... read on

  • Love Thy Non-Mormon Neighbor

    By Mark Paredes

    November 23, 2010 | 12:03 am

    “The great religious leaders of the world such as Mohammed, Confucius, and the Reformers, as well as philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and others, received a portion of God’s light. Moral truths were given to them by God to enlighten whole nations and to bring a higher level... read on

  • Moses in the Promised Land

    By Mark Paredes

    November 18, 2010 | 12:47 am

    I decided years ago that I would use local Jewish institutions to stimulate my intellect and LDS temples and chapels to nourish my spirit. When I attend Jewish events in Los Angeles, I am always amazed at the intellect, energy and passion on display in this most dynamic of... read on

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