Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Reuven Firestone: Jews and Muslims

Left to right: David Hirsch, Reuven Firestone
at 2012 AJL Conference


Dr. Reuven Firestone was the opening plenary speaker at the June, 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Pasadena, CA. He gave a fascinating talk called "Jews in the Koran, Jews on the Koran" to a packed house.

In this brief interview, Dr. Firestone describes the theme of his talk, and also mentions his new book, Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea.


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Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries
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1 comment:

Ya'akov said...

The "other to which the Tanach relates is an idol worshiper. The "other", in this case Jew, related to in the Korah in a believer in the one God, a people of the book. There is a world of difference.
Ya'akov Aronson
Rehovot