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American Rabbi Receives Gold Medal from Catholic University in Rome

Rabbi Morris Kertzer, director of the Inter-Religious Affairs Division of the American Jewish Committee, today became the first rabbi to receive the Gold Medal of the Pro Deo Catholic University of Social Studies.

Dominican Father Felix Morlion, Dean of the University, said the award had been given to Rabbi Kertzer because “nourished by the wisdom of the Founding Fathers and animated by a firm will to promote for God the culture of all peoples he has been among the first to apply these principles of his heart.”