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BYU’s Jerusalem Center: a Yair Rosenberg perspective

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May 15, 2015

The history of the controversy surrounding the construction of BYU's Jerusalem Center is both fascinating and controversial. When Tablet magazine's Yair Rosenberg emailed me last week asking for contacts for a piece that he was planning to do on the center, I couldn't think of a Jewish writer who would do a better job telling the story. I'm especially glad that he was able to contact Prof. David Galbraith, a Mormon mensch who was the first director of the center. I had the honor of meeting Dr. Galbraith and his Dutch wife at a Jewish-LDS event in Montreal, where he was serving as the Mormon Temple president. Audience members will not soon forget Dr. Galbraith's impromptu rendition of “Hine Ma Tov” with local Orthodox Rabbi Shachar Orenstein. Here is Yair's most recent contribution to Jewish-LDS relations:        

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