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Why should a Jew become a Mormon?

June 06, 2012
source: Jewish Journal

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MR says: A sensitive issue for many Jews is conversion to Christianity. Mark Parades, a Mormon who works with Jews in LA, tries to answer why that sometimes happens.

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. Although many Jews who know me well have asked why a Jew would become a Mormon, I have declined to blog on the subject because I considered it too sensitive.

Until now. After more than two years blogging for the Jewish Journal, I’m pretty confident that readers know that my purpose in writing this column is not to convert Jews. A few weeks ago a prominent Jewish leader asked me why Jews decide to become Mormons. I decided to pose a series of questions to my friend Marlena Tanya Muchnick, a well-known Jew-turned-Mormon speaker, author, and researcher.

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maryp said...

11:06 AM
on Jun 07, 2012

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This was a tremendously good article. Very insightful and interesting. Thanks for sharing it!
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