Monday, January 17, 2011

A Jew, a Mormon, and a Buddhist walk into the gym...*

Salt Lake City

I walked into the Wagner Jewish Community Center on Wednesday night to hear an old friend speak. Mark Paredes, a former U.S. diplomat in Israel and Executive Director for The Zionist Organization of America, now writes for the Jewish Journal of Los Angeles as a blogger on Jewish and Mormon (LDS) issues. As a Mormon who's had a decades-long relationship with the international Jewish community, he also travels the globe to make presentations like the one I attended Wednesday in Salt Lake. I knew Mark several years ago when I resided in Los Angeles as an LDS missionary.