Former Moscow chief rabbi, European Jewry win Charlemagne Prize


February 23, 2024


Then-Chief Rabbi of Moscow Pinchas Goldschmidt helps to write a new Torah scroll in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem, May 21, 2014.

(JNS) - The western German city of Aachen, which has awarded an annual Charlemagne Prize for nearly 75 years, has recognized Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt and European Jewry with the 2024 prize, named for the medieval Frankish king.

"With this accolade, the Charlemagne Prize Board of Directors wishes to broadcast the message that Jewish life is a natural part of Europe, and that there is no place for antisemitism in Europe," the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen stated. "Jewish life is an essential part of Europe's past, its present and its future."

Goldschmidt is the president of the...

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