Two Mormon apostles made history this week in New York.
L. Tom Perry and D. Todd Christofferson became the first LDS apostles to visit the American Jewish Committee's world headquarters, reports the PRNewswire.
The aim of Tuesday's meeting: how to boost relations between Jews and Mormons.
Those ties have been strained at times, particularly over the LDS temple practice of vicarious baptisms for the dead. After much negotiation, the Utah-based faith agreed to remove Holocaust victims' names from this ordinance, except for those directly related to current Mormons.
"We regularly communicate with the church about and receive updates on the church's serious commitment to prevent posthumous proxy baptisms of Holocaust victims," said Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC's director of interreligious and intergroup relations, according to the PRNewswire.