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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jews and Mormons

David Ben-Gurion said:
There are no people in the world who understand the Jews like the Mormons.
I may be Mormon but I do not understand Jews. When I was in my Ph.D. program in Virginia I once asked a fellow student, "Is [Insert obviously Jewish name here] Jewish?" Her look convinced me I had somehow missed the obvious. I had, but I didn't know it. Born, raised and educated in Utah I had had no exposure to Jews other than that provided by the national television news media.

For a few months now I've been reading the Mark Paredes blog "Jews and Mormons" in the Jewish Journal. I just found the inaugural post for a brand new blog entitled, "Latter-day Shalom" by Christa Woodall in J Weekly which serves the San Francisco Jewish community. Paredes even alerts his own readers to this worthy new addition the Jewish/Mormon dialog. 

So, in honor of this development, I'm including some links on Jews and Mormons. Since I don't understand the subject myself, I cannot evaluate them for accuracy but they seem like good bets. With that for a disclaimer, here they are:

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