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  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mormon Temples and Jews: The SWC Charade Continues

    By Mark Paredes

    February 27, 2012 | 12:29 am

    “FYI, discovered today: Posthumous baptisms for the parents of Simon Wiesenthal. I am collecting evidence, which will be e-mailed to you, if requested, as long as there is a public stink.” – e-mail sent by anti-Mormon genealogy researcher Helen Radkey to Rabbi Abraham Cooper,...

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  • A Jew and a Mormon walk into a Bar…

    By Rabbi Barry Gelman

    February 26, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Recently the issue of the Mormon church engaging in posthumous conversions has resurfaced. The Wall Street Journal reports that:

    “Researchers recently discovered that Mormons had similarly baptized the parents of famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, whose mother died in a Nazi...

  • February 16, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 4:39 am

    Why Israel should intervene in Syria

    Writing in the Huffington Post, Nathan Gonzales argues for an Israeli strike on Syria rather than Iran.

    At some point in the future, Israel must make an effort to become an accepted resident of its own neighborhood, and a Syrian intervention...

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