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Rabbi-in-Residence – Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, MN

As part of his residency, Rabbi Mordechai Levin, who met fellow Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio before he became Pope Francis, delivered a lecture titled “Pope Francis and the Jewish People: From Catholic-Jewish Relations in Argentina to Catholic-Jewish Relations around the World.”

The Jay Phillips Center’s rabbis-in-residence program promotes the study … More

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Omaha rabbi got preview of future pope during their years in Buenos Aires

By Michael O’Connor
Published by the Omaha World Herald – March 19, 2013 – Page 1 – Page 2

From the pulpit of an 18th century cathedral in Argentina, he preached the importance of treating all people with justice, no matter their race, religion or income.

The speaker was Pope … More

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Rabbi Levin is the rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Munster, IN. He received his rabbinic ordination from the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, and is a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City for his years of dedicated service to the Conservative movement and the Jewish community...Full bio