Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Blog to Follow: Latter-Day Shalom

There are no people in the world
who understand the Jews like the Mormons.

~David Ben-Gurion
The new blog, Latter-Day Shalom, authored by LDS writer Christa Woodall, "illuminates some of the religions’ similarities, from paralleled histories of persecution to similar values of marrying within the faith and keeping a religious and cultural heritage vibrant, even in an ever-secularizing and homogenizing world.”

A belief in the Messiah who will come, a more-than-once-a-week religion, quirky vocabulary and notable foods, are some of things we share. 

Check out the first entry, Green Jello and Matzo Balls.

The blog is JWeekly's virtual space to discuss the Mormon and Jewish faiths’ commonalities and differences.

Chista Woodall admits, "If I weren't Mormon, I would want to be Jewish. Ezra Taft Benson, the Latter-day Saint leader with whom Ben-Gurion was visiting when he made the earlier quote, once said, 'We need to know more about the Jews, and the Jews ought to know more about the Mormons.' I agree." Find out why


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