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In this advanced course, you will learn about

Part I: Understanding Muslims

  • What Muslims really believe about God, Torah, and Jews 
  • Expressions of Judaism that Muslims appreciate most
  • Muslim sensitivities every Jew should know
  • Common ground and differences between Muslims and Jews 
  • Arabs and Muslims in Jewish teachings 
  • Muhammad's relationship with Jews 
  • Understanding the Qur’an and Hadith 
  • Islamic spirituality and Jewish parallels 
  • Islamic law, states, and traditions 
  • Islamic holy days and ritual 

Part II: Responding to Muslims

  • Implications of the Qur'an for Jews • Multiple monotheisms? 
  • Covenant and “Chosenness” in Islam 
  • Agreement and Disagreement between Jews and Muslims 
  • Kosher and halal • Muslim prayer and clergy 
  • Islamic faith and Muhammad's Prophethood 
  • Muslims, mission, and jihad • What the Qur’an really says about Jews 
  • Jihad, Israel, and Palestine • Muslim views of The Holocaust 

Part III: Studying Scripture with Muslims

  • Navigating sacred vocabulary
  • Pitfalls to avoid 
  • Abraham and Isaac in the Qur’an 
  • Cain and Abel in the Qur’an 
  • Jewish and Muslim interpretive approaches   
  • Hot button issues for Jews and for Muslims