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Melton Scholars Course – The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

Melton Scholars Course – The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: B'nai Israel Congregation

Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852

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  • Type: Class, Education
  • Audience: Adults
  • Membership: Required
  • Registration: Required
  • Cost: B’nai Israel members receive a $100 discount with code “Temple100”
  • Topic: Ethics, Jewish Text, Jewish Values

Continuing through May 7 (no class on April 9 and 16)

Jews and Muslims have coexisted, both peacefully and contentiously, for more than a millennium. What do they have in common? What are the sources of tension and conflict? During the first thousand years after the founding of Islam, it was better to be Jewish in a Muslim country than in a Christian country. Only after that period did the relationship between Jews and Muslims deteriorate, particularly in the Middle East. Outside the Middle East, though, Jews and Muslims continue to find ways to coexist peacefully and often productively. This course will examine the longstanding relationship between Judaism and Islam, broadening our understanding and challenging our assumptions.

Presented in partnership with the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies.

Subsidies are made possible through the generosity of the Dollye and I. Wolford Berman Educational Initiative Grant of B’nai Israel.

Organized by: Rachel Levine-Hyman

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