I am in fact not a Mormon. I am Jewish scholar. Many years ago I came
to the conclusion that the New Testament is a Jewish book. I did not convert
to Christianity or join any Christian Church, I simply conluded that Yeshua
(Jesus) was the Jewish Messiah of Judaism and still practice Judasim. Ever
since that time I have studied the New Testament as a Jewish book.
A few months ago I also came to the conclusion that the Book of Mormon
is a Jewish book. Again I did not go and join any of the various Book of
Mormon Churches (LDS, RLDS, Strangite or Briktonite). I continue to practice
Judaism in light of the New Testament and the Book of Mormon, and interpret
both as Jewish books.
My reasons for remaining annonymous are obvious. These conclusions,
if attached to me, would ruin me as a reliable Jewish scholar. The website
allows me an outlet to pblish my conclusions, without ruining my reputation.
It is my hope that the ideas expressed will:
* Help all Book of Mormon users better understand the book.
* Force other Jewish scholars to think about what I have said.
* Flush other like minded Jews out of the woodwork so that we might
corespond and gather together at some point.
Hope this helps,
Shalom, Rabbi Yosef