Jewish Journal

Mormon Night in God’s Assembly

By Mark Paredes

April 24, 2011 | 8:06 pm

Thousand Oaks, CA was the setting for last month’s “Mormon Night” at Reform synagogue Temple Adat Elohim. Rabbi Ted Riter has long been active in interfaith affairs, and he had the... read on

  • Reform Rabbi + LDS in TX: Sinai and Gay Marriage

    By Mark Paredes

    April 21, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    Dr. Michael Freckleton, a personable radiologist, is an innovative stake president (stake = LDS diocese) in San Antonio, Texas. For the second year in a row he organized a two-day religious education conference (a mini-Limmud, if you will) featuring speakers from several states. On... read on

  • Jews and Mormons and Harvard—Oh My!!

    By Mark Paredes

    April 14, 2011 | 10:49 pm

    As Avishai Don of the Harvard Crimson duly noted, last Friday night at Harvard Hillel was a special evening. Jewish and LDS students gathered for a Wild West-themed Shabbat dinner presided over by Orthodox Rabbi Ben Greenberg and his lovely wife Sharon. The Moshe Safdie-designed... read on

  • 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
    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

  • 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

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Mark Paredes is the leader of a large Mormon congregation 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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