Abraham Foxman

Mormons, Jews In New Pact On Baptisms

Computer technology credited for ‘breakthrough’ on exemption of Holocaust victims for proxy ritual.

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Two years after a rupture in Mormon-Jewish relations in America, leaders of the two groups believe they have achieved “a breakthrough” and finally solved an issue of major contention between them — the Mormon Church’s practice of proxy baptism of souls, including of Jewish Holocaust victims.

Gary Rosenblatt

Pelosi Calls For Transparency From Both Sides in Mosque Dispute


WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Nancy Pelosi agreed with an ADL call for transparency in the funding of the mosque and interfaith center near Ground Zero, but said its opponents should also make their funding transparent.

The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives weighed in Wednesday on the controversy, and echoed statements from President Obama that freedom of religion is paramount, but that the decision about the planned mosque is a local matter.

The Passion Of Abe Foxman

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Poor Abe Foxman.The national director of the Anti-Defamation League says he is being criticized from both sides for his response to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”
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