Utah's Attorney General urges Mormons, Jews to stick together

by | Apr. 02, 2010

News from Utah

Imagine walking into an LDS chapel to find Marvin Goldstein playing prelude music and Utah's Attorney General Mark Shurtleff sitting up on the stand.

Both were on-hand for B'nai Shalom, a semiannual gathering of Mormons and Jews to celebrate Jewish culture, heritage, and traditions.

After Goldstein played "Hatikva," or "The Hope," the national anthem of Israel, a visibly moved Shurtleff addressed the congregation.

Shurtleff, who serves on the board of the America-Israel Friendship League, emphasized the connection between the U.S. and Israel as democratic nations.

"As goes America, so goes Israel," Shurtleff said. "…(Israel) is our sister democracy in a sea of totalitarianism; it is surrounded by people who want to throw them off the face of the earth."

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