A rabbi whose good friend became the pope

21.11.2013                      18.Kislew.5774

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A rabbi whose good friend became the pope

Rabbi Abraham Skorka co-writes a book of dialogues on Judaism and Roman Catholicism with Pope Francis.

It was September, not an easy time for a religious Jew to be traveling. The Jewish month of Tishrei was ending with its marathon of holy days. Kosher wine would be needed. There were Sabbath blessings to recite. Fortunately, Rabbi Abraham Skorka had a friend with the run of a hotel who arranged for kosher meals and said "amen" to the rabbi's prayers….