Rector of the Rabbinic Seminary "Marshall T.Meyer", Argentina
Abraham Skorka held with the Archbishop of Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio, later Pope Francis, a series of inter-religious talks on topics such as God, fundamentalism, atheists, death, holocaust, homosexuality, and capitalism. The dialogues alternately took place at the seat of the bishop and at the Jewish Community Benei Tikva. They were published in a book titled Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra (Between Heaven and Earth).
In 1973 he graduated from the Seminario Rabinico Latinamericano with ordination as a rabbi.
In 1979 he was awarded his doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires. Skorka has published scientific papers in the field of biophysics and numerous articles in the field of Biblical and Talmudic research.
He received a doctorate honoris causa from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York.
In 2010 the Universidad Católica Argentina awarded him a doctorate honoris causa, the first time in Latin America that a Catholic university gave this title to a rabbi.
September 7 2015 09:30 | Rogner Hotel
PANEL 6 : A New Alliance between Humankind and Environment
• Contribution from Abraham Skorka Rector of the Rabbinic Seminary "Marshall T.Meyer", Argentina
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