Monday, October 31, 2005

Orthodox Rabbi named Papal Knight

Knight or wrong?

American Jewish Committee:

Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee will be named a papal Knight Commander for his outstanding contributions to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation. The honor will make Rabbi Rosen the first Israeli and the only Orthodox rabbi to receive the award.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jewry, will decorate Rabbi Rosen with the Knight Commander of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great at a ceremony on Thursday in Jerusalem, coinciding with the Nostra Aetate 40th anniversary celebrations in Israel....


Rosen, who is based at the AJC’s Jerusalem office, also will be honored with the Mt. Zion Award 2005 at the Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem...

A Rosen under any name...

Sounds not very kosher.

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 2:22 PM

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er vert a nacht (night-knight) ? Oy - a finsterer gelechter ! ;-)

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After some contemplation, I suspect that the word knight may be related to the Yiddish knecht (slave/servant) - and so it seems after looking at http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=knight&searchmode=none

So he is becoming a knecht - not a nacht - ober fort a finsterer gelechter. ;-)

8:33 PM  

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