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  • Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: Religious liberty’s under threat — on both sides of the pond

    May 21, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was praised by a Catholic cardinal and then blessed by a Mormon apostle.

    The former British chief rabbi was being honored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based public interest law firm that’s been busy representing clients —...

  • Ron Wolfson and home teaching for Jews

    By Mark Paredes

    March 4, 2013 | 11:40 pm

    It’s been a good night so far. My lovely wife and I met a Mormon couple from Utah for dinner at Factor’s, my favorite LA Jewish deli. The philo-Semitic husband and I have been corresponding for some time after he saw a newspaper article on my blog, and it was nice to finally meet...

  • Boy Scouts and gays: end the ban—and the boycott

    By Mark Paredes

    February 18, 2013 | 12:09 am

    “While we must practice tolerance and respect for others and their beliefs, including their right to explain and advocate their positions, we are not required to respect and tolerate wrong behavior.” – Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Mormon Apostle

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    It’s impossible to be a Mormon...

  • My trip to Romania: the Holocaust, Antonescu, and upwardly mobile Mormons

    By Mark Paredes

    December 19, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    Having just returned from a trip to my lovely wife’s frigid yet enchanting homeland (the temperature reached -20°C at times), my thoughts naturally turn to my new Romanian family, the world’s best pretzels (covrigi) and apple strudels, and Jewish and Mormon matters.

    When we...

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  • If Romney wins: Five things every Jew should know about Mormonism

    By Mark Paredes

    October 19, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    1. Devout Mormons can be found all across the political spectrum.

    The Mormon Church doesn’t endorse candidates or political parties, and although most American Mormons are Republicans, a Mormon Democrat has served as the Senate Majority Leader for the last five years. Owing...

  • Interfaith marriage, Rabbi Rosove, and Mormonism

    By Mark Paredes

    October 1, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    While I was single, I often found myself wondering whether it would be better to remain a faithful Mormon bachelor all of my life or to marry a wonderful non-Mormon girl. I had a few opportunities to do so, and in moments of frustration I almost regretted not having pursued them...

  • The face of Mormonism: Mitt Romney vs Harry Reid and Gregory Prince

    By Mark Paredes

    September 28, 2012 | 9:34 pm

    In a conference call with reporters two days ago, LDS Sen. Harry Reid delivered himself of the opinion that Mitt Romney had “sullied” the Mormon faith, saying that Romney “is not the face of Mormonism.” He may not be, but there’s no doubt that Sen. Reid was the face of chutzpah...

  • The Torah and the JST: Pharaoh’s heart, Lot’s daughters, Noah’s altruism, and wicked witches

    By Mark Paredes

    September 24, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. – Deuteronomy 4:2


    I thought of blogging on the LDS concept of atonement during Yom Kippur week, but given the...

  • Letters to the Editor: Rachel Corrie, Mormons, Liberals

    September 19, 2012 | 11:18 am

    The Rachel Corrie Debate

    Chip Bronson and Stephanie London’s response to the excellent JTA piece on Rachel Corrie saddened me deeply (Letters, Sept. 7). I read the article (“Rachel Corrie Suit Hinged on One Small Question,” Aug. 31) and had a different reaction. I wanted to...

  • Letters to the Editor: Rachel Corrie, Mormons, Liberals

    September 19, 2012 | 11:11 am

    The Rachel Corrie Debate

    Chip Bronson and Stephanie London’s response to the excellent JTA piece on Rachel Corrie saddened me deeply (Letters, Sept. 7). I read the article (“Rachel Corrie Suit Hinged on One Small Question,” Aug. 31) and had a different reaction. I wanted to...

  • Why I won’t see The Book of Mormon

    By Mark Paredes

    September 9, 2012 | 9:30 pm

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5:20, 2 Nephi 15:20 (Book of Mormon)

    AY! My name is Joseph Smith, and I’m going to f*** this baby! – verse from the...

  • Actor feeds off ‘Mormon’s’ racy humor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 5, 2012 | 11:22 am

    "My favorite kind of comedy is so wrong that it's right," actor Jared Gertner said.

    So it's fitting that he's starring in the blessedly twisted megahit musical "The Book of Mormon," which after scoring nine Tony Awards and a reputation for almost impossible-to-snag tickets has...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 7

    By Ilana Angel

    June 27, 2012 | 12:13 am

    I was very much looking forward to talking to Twitter’s @AsianPosh1.  She has been following me on Twitter for a long time and has been truly lovely. She defends me to the haters, reads my reality blog and my lifestyle blog, and always has a kind word for everyone who needs it. ...

  • Fred Karger in Utah: Anti-Mormon meets homophobe

    By Mark Paredes

    June 13, 2012 | 11:50 pm

    Not many people were aware before today that one of the country’s leading anti-Mormons has been running for the Republican presidential nomination. Fred Karger, whose signal electoral exploit so far is having beaten Ron Paul in Puerto Rico, was the brains behind the “Californians...

  • Romney, guarded about Mormonism, faces a challenge

    June 12, 2012 | 11:14 am

    Mitt Romney’s Lacrosse moment awaits him.

    The Democratic convention in Los Angeles was where Joe Lieberman made history as the first Jewish candidate on a major ticket on Aug. 17, 2000. But two days later, history came to life in Lacrosse, Wis., the little college town where he...

  • Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews—a mystery and a shanda

    By Mark Paredes

    June 12, 2012 | 12:27 am

    It is openly stated in books written by the founders of Zionism that the means by which they planned to establish a state was by instigating anti-Semitism … They intentionally infuriated the German people and fanned the flames of Nazi hatred, and they helped the Nazis, with...

  • Why would a Jew become a Mormon? Ask Marlena

    By Mark Paredes

    June 5, 2012 | 11:26 pm

    The proverbial “third rail” issue for a Christian blogger on a Jewish website is Jewish conversion to Christianity. It is one of the few issues that unites practically all Jews, and well-funded organizations (e.g., Jews for Judaism) have been set up to keep Jews from converting....

  • 350 Mormons march in Utah gay pride parade

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 3, 2012 | 8:52 pm

    Remember all the negative attention that Mormons got for donating to California’s Prop. 8? For the first time Sunday, some members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints joined in the Utah Pride Parade, with about 350 Mormons marching alongside Utah’s LGBT community.

    The ...

  • Shavuot and Mormons

    By Mark Paredes

    May 28, 2012 | 12:04 am

    But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the...

  • Gay rabbis, God’s will, and Conservative Judaism

    By Mark Paredes

    May 14, 2012 | 12:42 am

    But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

    Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath...

  • Stop Christian missionaries at Israel festivals

    May 2, 2012 | 3:39 pm

    On Sunday April 29, 2012 at the Israel Festival in Los Angeles, many people visited Jews for Judaism’s booth to acquire literature and show their support for our efforts to keep Jews Jewish.

    During the day we received numerous complaints about the presence of three different...

  • Korbanot, or why Jews should act more like Mormons

    May 2, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Few would describe the book of Leviticus as a page-turner. Its often-turgid descriptions of sacrifices (or korbanot) can be seen nowadays as perfectly calculated to let shul-goers catch up on their sleep. When we as a people lost korbanot, however, we lost something deeply profound...

  • Dump Starbucks over gay marriage? Not this Mormon

    By Mark Paredes

    April 1, 2012 | 9:17 pm

    I’ve been contacted by several people this week who want me to endorse the “Dump Starbucks” campaign sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Starbucks’s sin? According to the campaign’s website, the socially-conscious company has “taken a corporate-wide...

  • More musing on Romney’s openly secret Mormon faith

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 20, 2012 | 6:47 pm

    Like Frank Bruni last month, Maureen Dowd spills New York Times news ink talking about how Mitt Romney can’t shake the feeling that he is a bottled up, out of touch presidential candidate, and in large part because he won’t talk about his Mormon faith, which is so central to his...

  • Santorum’s hitman and the racist LDS Church

    By Mark Paredes

    March 12, 2012 | 12:45 am

    It’s easy to see now why the voters of Pennsylvania gave Rick Santorum the boot six years ago. Now that he’s decided to play the same Mormon card that worked so well for the equally bright Rick Perry, I hope his defeat in the upcoming primaries is even more humiliating. Tomorrow...

  • 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...

  • First Mormon president to speak at Claremont—and his name’s not Mitt

    By Mark Paredes

    March 4, 2012 | 11:09 pm

    Jews and Mormons who want to meet a future Mormon head of state should head to Claremont Graduate University this Wednesday. There they will hear a handsome presidential candidate with a master’s degree and picture-perfect family articulate his vision for the future. His name? Yeah...

  • The Church of Latter-Day Aints*

    By Steve Greenberg

    February 29, 2012 | 3:12 pm

    Baptism

  • Daniel Pearl posthumously baptized by Mormons

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 29, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Daniel Pearl’s famous last words left know doubt about who he was: “I am Jewish.”

    Mormons, though, appear to want to leave the door open for Pearl to change his mind from the grave. Via JTA:

    Daniel Pearl was baptized in a Mormon proxy ritual in another case of a 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...

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