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Mormons and Jews
OK, I need some help to understand something I heard on the radio. I listened to a piece about the Mormon Church doing some kind of symbolic baptism of Jewish people that died during World War II at the hands of the Nazis. Apparently from what I gathered the Jewish community doesn't think much of this practice and I can understand that part. What I don't get is why do the Mormons bother with this practice? What do they hope to get out of it? Why does one group, wholly uninvited, conduct some symbolic ritual in the name of dead people from another group? Anybody?