Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Mormons

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 rulings

    By Mark Paredes

    July 2, 2013 | 12:34 am

    "By ruling that supporters of Proposition 8 lacked standing to bring this case to court, the Supreme Court has highlighted troubling questions about how our democratic and judicial system operates. Many Californians will wonder if there is something fundamentally wrong when their...

  • Father’s Day and Forgiveness

    By Mark Paredes

    June 15, 2013 | 12:57 am

    Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou...

  • How to explain LDS religious terms to Jews

    By Mark Paredes

    June 8, 2013 | 8:04 am

    When Jews share their religious beliefs with others, they don’t automatically assume that they are familiar with Judaism, and usually do a beautiful job of expressing their thoughts using secular terms that can be understood by all. However, well-meaning Mormons who discuss their...

  • Fertiltiy and Family Law Specialties To Cater to Jews and Not Mormons

    By Pini Herman

    April 18, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Naomi Schaefer Riley in her Forward article argues that Jews can learn from Mormons about keeping intermarriage rates low forgot that we invented the techniques and certain parts of the Jewish community, salient among us, the ultra-Orthodox and Yeshivish communities still practice...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Why peace with Abbas and Hamas is worse than occupation

    By Mark Paredes

    March 24, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Mai bine singur decât cu o companie proastă [Better single than with bad company] – Romanian proverb

    -----

    When I was single, I met lots of people who thought that not being married was the worst thing that could happen to them. They allowed their marital status to define --...

  • Help needed for Passover seder in Warsaw

    By Mark Paredes

    March 15, 2013 | 9:34 pm

    People who know me well know that if I had millions of dollars to give to charity, one of my projects would be to help build up the LDS and Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. I have spoken on the Mormon-Jewish connection in Hungary, Poland, and Romania, and remain optimistic...

  • Papabili rabbis and holy envy

    By Mark Paredes

    March 11, 2013 | 1:00 am

    After my first year of law school, I spent half the summer clerking at a law firm in Rome whose office was just a few blocks from the Vatican. I went to St. Peter’s Square every day for lunch, got to touch Pope John Paul II’s hand as he whisked by in his Popemobile during a general...

  • Exit Benedict, pray for another European pope

    By Mark Paredes

    February 11, 2013 | 10:46 pm

    Like most people around the world, I was rather surprised to hear that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to become former Pope Benedict XVI. He’s the first pope in 600 years to resign, and it will be interesting to see whom the cardinal electors elect to succeed him (let us pray it’s...

  • Letters to the Editor: Entitlements, Women of the Wall, Mormons, Christians, Prager

    November 1, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    Eshman on Entitlements

    Rob Eshman correctly notes that tzedakah is not merely charity but is also a religious and community response about social justice (“Entitled,” Oct. 19). Nowadays, “entitlements” are frequently used as a synonym for charity. However, Eshman inadvertently...

  • 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...

  • Who’s the better Mormon, Mitt or Harry?

    By Mark Paredes

    August 14, 2012 | 1:06 am

    Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate will allow voters to compare and contrast Catholics on both sides of the political spectrum as the election approaches. Both Ryan and Vice-President Joe Biden are Catholics, though they hold very different views on many...

  • The Bachelorette Recap – Hometown Dates

    By Ilana Angel

    July 3, 2012 | 6:36 pm

    We are back in the States, which is both good and bad.  Good because it means we are close to the end, and bad because it means we have to sit through a lot of recapping.  Emily needs to reflect on all her travels and the four men she has left.  I’m not big on reality television...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Israel Festival - Good Times at Rancho Park

    By Mark Paredes

    April 29, 2012 | 10:56 pm

    Under the inspired leadership of Director Ron Smith, the Jewish Relations Committee for the LDS Church in Southern California has sponsored a booth at the Israel Festival in Los Angeles for the second time. Thousands of people attended today’s event, and many stopped by our booth...

  • Jewish Survey: Mormons, Muslims much more popular than Evangelicals

    By Mark Paredes

    April 23, 2012 | 12:07 am

    While Mormons may baptize the occasional dead Jew, Jews can at least appreciate the thought and concern. Evangelicals just tell the Jews their ancestors are going to hell. This is probably why Jews prefer Mormons. – online comment on the Deseret News
    ——-
    Whenever I’m looking for a...

  • Hagee, Aish, and Interfaith Respect

    By Mark Paredes

    April 8, 2012 | 10:09 pm

    What better occasion than the celebration of Easter/Passover this weekend to consider the limits and expectations of interfaith cooperation. The catalyst for this essay was the recent visit of pro-Israel Pastor John Hagee to Jerusalem, where he videotaped a sermon about Jesus Christ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LDS singles programs: A model for Jews?

    By Mark Paredes

    January 25, 2012 | 11:38 pm

    Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. – 1 Corinthians 11:11

    ——-

    As I prepare to marry a wonderful girl in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on Saturday, I can’t help but reflect on how my church has striven mightily to bring...

  • 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...

    Page 1     of 2 pages        1 2 > 
ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE