The second-largest Latter Day Saint denomination, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, since 2001 called the Community of Christ, does not describe itself as "Mormon", but instead follows a Trinitarian Christian restorationist theology, and also considers itself Restorationist in terms of Latter Day Saint doctrine.
The word Mormon originally derived from the Book of Mormon, a religious text published by Smith, which he said he translated from golden plates with divine assistance.
After he was killed in 1844, most Mormons followed Brigham Young on his westward journey to the area that became the Utah Territory, calling themselves The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
As is often the case on Facebook, pictures of someone I didn’t know any more led me to pictures of someone I didn’t know at all. ) And then I saw a picture of two strangers which made me sad.
You made it acceptable for me to become frum and I am now happily married with 2 beautiful kids.
I cover my hair all the time, something I never thought I would do.
Which was obviously none of my business, since these people were complete strangers (not like it would have been much more of my business if they weren’t). What exactly is wrong with two people who love each other (well, at least I assume they do, remember we’re talking about strangers here! It’s why when a random Jew commits a crime (usually, white collar, that’s our style!
) wanting to spend the rest of their lives together? ) it’s my Although Joe Shmostein doesn’t even know that I exist (or that I’ve been clicking through his pictures, for that matter) – knowing something upsetting about his life upsets me. These two people will hopefully make each other very happy. The non-Jewish wife probably isn’t even religious if she were willing to marry him.
But chances are that marrying Jewish will lead to at least one more generation of Jews and that maybe someone in the next generation will get the chance to do these things and make a big stink (like I did! If any Jewish person reading this – married, unmarried, inter-married, or about to get intermarried – hasn’t tried any of the things on my list but would like to, shoot me an email.