Judaism and Islam are in many ways extraordinarily similar and, in other respects, very different. To study them side by side increases our understanding of each one. The course will assume that students have some knowledge of Judaism, but little knowledge of Islam. Topics include an introduction to Islam; Islamic and Jewish Scripture; Islamic and Jewish law; the revival of Islam after World War I and World War II; and the history of Muslim-Jewish relations and their impact on Arab-Israeli relations.
JST 516 - Judaism and Islam