Prof. Reuven Firestone from HUC-JIR Los Angeles gave a four-days intensive seminar from 22 to 25 May, 2011 for the Rabbinic students and the Rabbis. the subject was Islam and the history of Muslim-Jewish relations in the past and today.
(His biography in short)
On 22 May he gave a lecture for our Friends and other interested persons. The title: "A History of Muslim-Jewish Relations, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."
1) a recording of the lecture (mp3, in two parts)
2) recordings of the lectures (mp3)
3) the study texts for the classes (PDF).
A History of Muslim-Jewish Relations,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Contemporary Developments in Islam and Jewish-Muslim Relations
Part 1, Part 2
(Please note: the texts actually studied on any specific day may differ what is stated below)
1. Emerging Religions Clash texts
2. Muhammad, the Qur'an and the Question of Judaism
3. Muhammad Chronology
4. Muhammad Genealogy
5. The Bible expects Muhammad
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Rabbi Firestone is among others professor Medieval Judaism and Islam at the Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and founder co-director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement at the University of Southern California. He hhas published more than 80 scholarly articles and 7 books, one of which is an Introduction tot Judaism for Muslims, and another with the title “Islam for Jews.”