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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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • What Would Ken Jennings Do?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 23, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Ken Jennings, the former “Jeopardy!” champion, is Mormon. And, he writes in the New York Daily News, he remains suspicious of the outside world like many Mormons. Moreover, Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House isn’t making things better.

    Jennings writes:

    Romney isn’t an icon of...

  • The will of the people, the light of Chabad, the gift of ‘The Goldbergs’

    December 11, 2008 | 1:13 am

    Proposition 8

    Thank you for printing Supervisor Yaroslavsky's eloquent piece ("Proposition 8 and 'The Will of the People,'" Nov. 28). While I fully respect the concept of the will of the people, I understand that America ensures that when the will of the people seeks to...
  • Satire, Hitchens, Rotbart and fear

    November 26, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    Moderate Proposal

    I am disgusted at Rob Eshman's opinion piece exposing author Christopher Hitchen's drinking to the public ("A Moderate Proposal" Nov. 21). It's not only disrespectful but irrelevant to the story and serves only to show Eshman's lack of decency and tact -- an...