October 06, 2018 10:47 PM MDT
On Saturday, October 6, President Russell M. Nelson addressed the women of the Church for the first time during a historic general women's session.
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June 03, 2018 10:48 PM MDT
“My dear extraordinary youth, you were sent to earth at this precise time — this most crucial time in the history of the world — to help gather Israel,” President Nelson said at a special youth devotional. “There is nothing happening on this earth right now that is more important than that. . . . This is the mission for which you were sent to earth.”
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February 27, 2018 10:13 PM MST
“Go home! You can’t enter Jerusalem! Go back!” the soldier at the checkpoint screamed at me. This soldier who had invaded my country was now telling me that I was denied access to the city of my birth. I tried to form angry words to respond to his unjust act but was halted by the words of the Savior echoing in my ear: “Love your enemies.”
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February 24, 2018 12:14 PM MST
Ephraim, Manasseh, Judah, Dan—there are 12 possible ways to become part of the house of Israel. Everyone baptized into the gospel belongs to one of these 12 tribes, but what does it mean if you don't belong to the same tribe as your family?
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January 25, 2018 02:26 PM MST
Author’s Note: This lesson will not follow precisely the format of the lesson in the manual for Gospel Doctrine. I want to provide some insights and background to the excellent material contained in the Church’s publication. Please do not teach this lesson at the expense of that one. The manual provided by the Church is your main and most important non-scriptural resource. This lesson is clearly of lesser value and inspiration, but I hope it will help you in understanding what happened to Israel in the wilderness and at Mount Sinai.
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May 08, 2017 09:10 AM MDT
Thirty years ago, students began moving into the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Today it is considered by members and nonmembers alike to be a stunning addition to the Holy City’s landscape, but it didn’t start out that way. In fact, plans to build the Jerusalem Center caused so much controversy that the “Mormon issue” nearly caused the collapse of the Israeli government—on more than one occasion.
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By  LDS Living
April 05, 2017 04:18 PM MDT
What happens when you go to the Israeli land to live and immerse yourself in the culture? One ethnic Jew who converted to the LDS Church wanted to find out what it is like—so Gale Boyd took her family to Israel to learn more about their Jewish heritage.
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March 19, 2012 02:16 PM MDT
With all this talk of Mormonism back home, and the state of Mormon-Jewish relations, I decided to go Mormon-hunting here in Jerusalem. Didn’t need to look far. Just up the hill there. On the slopes of Mt. Scopus.
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March 14, 2012 07:10 PM MDT
We were in a wooden fishing boat fashioned to resemble those used at the time of Christ. No sign or buoy marked the spot where Jesus walked on the water and beckoned to Peter, “Come.”
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March 05, 2012 01:36 PM MST
Five years removed from his controversial "Jesus Tomb" documentary, UNC Charlotte archaeologist James Tabor announced Tuesday that he has helped uncover perhaps the earliest Christian image ever found. The discovery, in Jerusalem, took place in 2010, Tabor told The Charlotte Observer.
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February 24, 2012 03:57 PM MST
Scientists have reconstructed what the biblical Kingdom of Judah would have looked like 2,500 years ago. The reconstruction shows a royal garden in Judah to have been an exotic paradise and is based on analyses of pollen grains found preserved at the gardens at Ramat Rahel, an ancient archaeological site located high above Israel, overlooking the modern cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
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October 12, 2011 04:04 AM MDT
Some critics argue that Biblical scholars have created the historical Jesus in their own image. A small number of scholars believe the gospel accounts are so mythical in nature that nothing, including the very existence of Jesus, can be determined from them.
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September 01, 2011 03:27 PM MDT
In 1894, Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer of Jewish origin, was framed and unjustly convicted of spying for Germany. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in the distant, dreaded penal colony called Devil's Island, and placed in solitary confinement. His trial, and the long, tumultuous, ultimately successful campaign to exonerate and free him, constitutes its own dramatic story.
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