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April 22, 2015 4:49 pm

New York Rabbi to Receive Knighthood From Pope Francis

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New York's Rabbi Arthur Schneier will receive knighthood from Pope Francis. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Park East Synagogue in New York is slated to receive knighthood from Pope Francis later this month.

Schneier, who is a Holocaust survivor and founder of the interfaith group Appeal of Conscience Foundation, will receive the papal knighthood for promoting peace and religious understanding during a ceremony at the Holy See’s mission at the United Nations.

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The rabbi, who has served as spiritual leader of Park East Synagogue since 1962, has received numerous international awards for promoting coexistence as well as inter-ethnic and inter-religious cooperation. In 2013, he also received the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards in the US.

“Pope Francis is bestowing the honor on Rabbi Arthur Schneier, who has worked unceasingly to promote peace and mutual understanding, in the firm conviction that respect for fundamental human rights, including religious freedom, are indispensable values for all peoples of the world to enjoy peace, security and shared prosperity,” Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN, said in a statement. “A Holocaust survivor, Rabbi Schneier has always held this conviction in his heart and made it a principle of life.”

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  • Dacon9, you have my sympathy. I can’t imagine being so angry and full of hate. It just seems unJewish.

    • DACON9

      DAVID DANCING: WHO would you like to apply the sympathy to?
      THE DEVIL XTIANS?
      THAT MAN CALLED RABBI?

      HOW ABOUT BEING HONEST ACCORDING TO TORAH
      “sepearte from the other nations so you dont acquire their habits”
      How about the points I put on the table of the continuing deceptions by the xtians to the JEWS .
      Need I itemize ?
      OK I WILL
      xtians open churches to look like synagoues to attract JEWS to listen to their brainwash.
      xtians counterfiet our daily prayer books in Brooklyn and IN New Jersey, I said counterfieting inserting jeusx in our prayer books.OH WE DISCOVERED IT THE VERY FIRST DAY THEY WERE USED…
      and so many others.I HAVE MENTIONED IN DETAILS IN THIS ALGEMIENER MANY MANY TIMES.
      HOW ABOUT THE VERY ISAIAH 53 THAT YOUR CHURCH USES TO SUPPORT A MYTH THAT JEUS IS THERE OPENLY. BY ISAIAHS VERY WORDS IT DISCOUNTS JEUSX AS THE MESSIAH BY THE REQUIRMENTS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MESSIAH AS HE ISAIAH STATES IN 53.
      HOW ABOUT MANY TIMES WHERE THE ONE G-D ALONE SAYS
      EDOM WHO IS ESAUV TODAYS XTIANS ARE ‘HATED’ BY OUR G-D ALONE HASHEM.
      IF HASHEM HIMSELF HATES,,THEN CERTAINLY I ”SHOULD” HATE ITSELF, AS IT SAYS IN THE BOOK OF OVADIA.

      King David was punished for what he did not as a sin but for looked wrong to the public.
      WHAT THIS MAN DID IS WRONG AND LOOKS WORSE TO THE JEWISH PUBLIC WHO CARE ABOUT TORAH AND ‘ONE G-D ALONE’

      How about the missionaries in Israel violating the ISRAELI law agains prosylitizing.
      LISTEN DAVID DANCER..YOU NEED TO LEARN TORAH AND FACTS
      AND NOT YOUR PATHETIC DREAMS.

  • DACON9

    TYPO FROM MY COMMENTS IF ALGEMEINER DARES TO POST MY COMMENT::’ who were forced to convert this vatican who does “*NOT*” release the manuscripts and artifacs from our HOLY TEMPLE THAT THEY HIDE IN THE VATICANS BASEMENT

  • DACON9

    THIS IS A SIN
    HE IS SINNING

    BUT HE IS STILL UNDER THE ROMAN OCCUPATION
    so I guess he is afraid for his life…
    FORGET HASHEM THE ”ONE AND ONLY G-D OF ALL CREATIONS”.

    IT SURELY IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE JEW TO BE RECOGNIZED AND KISSING THE TUCHUS OF THE PAGAN ROMAN/XTIAN MURDERERS THAT NEVER TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR 2000 YEARS OF HORRORS THEY DID TO JEWS….

    It is MORE important to bend your knees to put the same sword they knighted the ”great crusaders”
    and today this pope knighths those xtians who send missionaries ariound the world converting JEWS at any expense.
    The missionaries killers of the JEWISH SOULS…
    xtians the teachers to hitler and nazis,
    knighthood carried from middle ages rewarding the JEWISH TORTURERS,
    This is not a rabbi…”’that man”’
    is just another politician.

    DISGUSTING TO THINK HE IS BEING HONORED.
    THE HONORS COME FROM HASHEM
    NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HASHEM SAID ‘HE’ HATES’.
    READ OUR PROPHETS WHAT HASHEM SAYS ABOUT EDOM/ESAUV
    who are the todays xtians,who do not hand over the complete list of jews that were ”saved” from hitler”’ who were forced to convert this vatican who does release the manuscripts and artifacs from our HOLY TEMPLE THAT THEY HIDE IN THE VATICANS BASEMENT NOT PERMITTING 100% ACCESS BY THE JEWISH SCHOLARS…2000 YEARS OF HEBREW/ISRAELI HISTORY THESE POOPS HIDE THEM AND DO NOT RETURN WHAT THEY STOLE FROM OUR TEMPLE.

    honor from the xtians is a slap inb the face
    of ”THAT MANS” CREATOR…”ONE G-D ALONE !!!”

  • Yasher Ko’ach! There is only one drawback for Americans honoured by foreign governments. They cannot use their titles inside the USA. Here in the UK we have had Orthodox Chief Rabbis Lord Jakobovits and Lord Sacks and Reform leader Sir Sigmund Sternberg. Rabbi Sir Arthur Schneier, however, inside the USA will remain officially Rabbi Schneier.

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