Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often referred to as the Mormons, believe that life does not end at death. The Mormons believe that, upon death, our eternal spirits go to a spirit world, where we continue to learn while we await the Resurrection and Final Judgment.
This practice has caused a lot of friction with other religious organizations, especially amongst Jewish leaders. They believe that this is an affront to those who lived and died as Jews, as well as to their families. The Mormon Church agreed some years ago to stop the baptisms for Jews who have no Mormon descendants.
Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Abigail Radoszkowicz describes posthumous baptisms that are being performed, even for those without Mormon descendants. She writes that thousands of Jewish victims of the Holocaust have recently been baptized into the Mormon faith, including Anne Frank (who died young and had no descendants), as well as Golda Meir. She also noted that many non-Jews have been baptized, including the Shah of Iran and the Ayatollah Khomeini.
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