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  • Real Housewives of Orange Country Week 18 Recap

    By Ilana Angel

    October 5, 2015 | 7:11 pm

    Typos are generously sponsored by Jose Cuervo.

    It is hard to believe we have been watching this show for over four months and they are still talking about whether or not Brooks has cancer. It is as if they think we actually care, which we don’t. If you are an idiot, and you get...

  • Holy to half of humanity – the polluted water of the Jordan River

    July 13, 2015 | 10:57 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    When US Naval officer William F. Lynch became the first Westerner to sail the lower Jordan River in 1847, he traversed the Sea of Galilee down the Jordan to the Dead Sea over current so strong that, according to his journal, he...

  • Mormons limit genealogical access to stop baptisms of Shoah victims

    March 9, 2012 | 10:19 am

    The Mormon Church is restricting access to its genealogical records relating to Holocaust victims in a move to protect their names from posthumous baptisms.

    “The church is committed to preventing the misguided practice of submitting the names of Holocaust victims and prominent...

  • Daniel Pearl baptized in Mormon proxy ritual

    February 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Daniel Pearl was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a prominent deceased Jew discovered to have been baptized posthumously in recent weeks.

    Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter kidnapped and executed by terrorists in Pakistan in February 2002, was baptized by...

  • Shoah group halts talks with Mormons on posthumous baptism of Jews

    By Ben Harris

    November 20, 2008 | 3:26 am

    A Holocaust survivor organization has broken off negotiations with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) over its practice of posthumously baptizing Jewish victims of the Nazis.

    At a news conference Monday, leaders of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust...

  • A Righteous History

    By Stephen Breuer

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More than 20 years ago, as I looked over family papers with my late father, I came across a letter referring to my "conversion." Curious, I asked what that meant. With some self-consciousness, my father first shared with me the fact that I had a Catholic baptism as a 2-year-old child...