The Jewish-Catholic Faith Traditions and the Interfaith Dialogue
Our virtual lecture with Rabbi Skorka will be accessible to all viewers via Zoom. RSVP required. Only those who register will receive the Zoom link to access the lecture. Zoom invitations will be emailed to all those who RSVP.
About the Event
The Hal Israel Endowed Lecture in Jewish-Catholic Relations is named in memory of Hal Israel (C’92) and seeks to facilitate dialogue and strengthen ties between Jews and Catholics. It explores the many ways in which members of these two faiths continue to replace ancient prejudices with cooperation and understanding in today’s world.
Rabbi Skorka will describe the founding of both faiths, their encounters and clashes throughout history, and the dialogical relation that developed during the last 50 years.
About the Speaker
Rabbi Abraham Skorka was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has a PhD in Chemistry from The University of Buenos Aires. Rabbi Skorka graduated from Midrahsa HaIvrit and the Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary. Presently, he is a University Professor at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and works closely with its Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations. His many publications include On Heaven and Earth, which he co-wrote with Pope Francis (then the Archbishop of Buenos Aires Cardinal Bergoglio).
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