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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... 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

  • A Utah General for Israel

    By Mark Paredes

    November 15, 2010 | 12:12 pm

    “As goes America, so goes Israel. [Israel] is our sister democracy in a sea of totalitarianism. It is surrounded by people who want to throw them off the face of the earth.” – Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
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    It should not surprise regular readers of this blog that the... read on

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  • Glenn Beck and the Jews: He Doesn’t Get It

    By Mark Paredes

    November 11, 2010 | 10:48 pm

    “And George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off … Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps. And I am certainly not saying that George Soros enjoyed that, even had a... read on

  • Auschwitz, God, and Piotr

    By Mark Paredes

    November 7, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    Dr. Piotr Cywiński is a mensch. The Catholic intellectual who heads the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland spoke at the LA Holocaust Museum last week, and it’s a shame that only 20 souls showed up to hear his insightful remarks. We all enjoyed hearing about the South Korean... read on

  • ADL and LDS

    By Mark Paredes

    November 4, 2010 | 12:29 am

    “We support our friends in Utah who have been impacted by these disturbing incidents.” – ADL Central Pacific Regional Director Daniel S. Sandman, responding to arson attacks on two LDS chapels in Salt Lake City last month
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    News that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has once... read on

  • Why Are Most Mormons Republicans?

    By Mark Paredes

    October 31, 2010 | 9:42 pm

    “I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves.” – Joseph Smith, explaining to a legislator how he managed to govern so many Mormons
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    In two days the nation’s Jews and Mormons will join their fellow citizens in electing political leaders to local, state, and... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Mark Paredes is a Mormon Bishop and a member of the Jewish Relations Committee of the LDS Church’s Southern California Public Affairs Council. He has worked for the ZOA, the...

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