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BIOGRAPHY

Rabbi Abraham Skorka was born in Buenos Aires. He has  He has a PhD in Chemistry from The University of Buenos Aires, and graduated from Midrahsa HaIvrit and the Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary.

 

He was the Rabbi of the Benei Tikva synagogue for 42 years and the rector of the Rabbinical Seminary for 20 years. He is fully committed to his work in interfaith dialogue. He has published many articles and books, especially one book called – On Heaven and Earth - which he wrote with the Archbishop of Buenos Aires Cardinal Bergoglio, who is currently Pope Francis.

He has received honorary doctoral degrees from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Jewish Theological Seminary and Sacred Heart University. He has received the following awards: Distinguished Personality in the field of culture (2015) from the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires; Figure of Reconciliation (2015) from the Polish Council of Christians and Jews; The Eternal Light Award (2016) from St. Leo University Center for Catholic and Jewish Understanding, and Jan Karski Eagle Award (2017).

 

He is currently University Professor at Saint Joseph´s University in Philadelphia, USA, working closely with its Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations.

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