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The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations

1st Edition

Edited by Josef Meri


522 pages

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The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework. Among other goals, the volume seeks to correct common misperceptions about the history of Muslim-Jewish relations by complicating familiar political narratives to include dynamics such as the cross-influence of literary and intellectual traditions. Reflecting unique and original collaborations between internationally-renowned contributors, the book is intended to spark further collaborative and constructive conversation and scholarship in the academy and beyond.


'This volume [is] an important contribution to the growing literature on Muslim-Jewish relations'

- Mark R. Cohen, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, Princeton University, USA

'Josef Meri and thirty-five other scholars lift a reader’s imagination above the current quagmire to the richness and complexities of Muslim-Jewish Relations over 13 centuries. This text is a post-modern exercise confronting the absolutes of power rhetoric with multiple perspectives from an ancient narrative.

- ProfessorJoseph T. Kelley, Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College, USA

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction - Josef (Yousef) Meri

1. Historical Themes: Medieval - Josef (Yousef) Meri

2. Historical Themes: Modern - Orit Bashkin and Daniel J. Schroeter

3. Scripture and Exegesis - Shari Lowin and Nevin Reda

4. Theology - Aaron Hughes

5. Medicine – Paulina B. Lewicka and Gad Freudenthal

6. Literature (Medieval) - Arie Schippers

7. Literature (Modern) - Masha Itzhaki and Soubhi Boustani

8. Islamic and Jewish Legal Traditions - Judith Frishman and Umar Ryad

9. Philosophy - Oliver Leaman

10. Education - Moshe Sokolow and Matthew Wilkinson

11. Mysticism - Aaron Hughes

12. Communities and Identity - Ben Gidley and Nasar Meer

13. Constructive Dialogue –Akbar Ahmed and Edward Kessler

14. Palestinian-Israeli Conflict - Donna Divine

15. Women - Ibtissam Bouachrine and Judith L. Goldstein

16. Nationalism-Arab - Yousef Choueiri

17. Nationalism-Jewish - Yair Wallach

18. Antisemitism and Islamophobia - Ivan Kalmar and Tariq Ramadan

19. The Holocaust - Peter Wien

20. The Nakba - Alexander Flores

21. Cinema - Dinah Stillman and Aomar Boum

22. Music - Edwin Seroussi

23. Art - Aaron Rosen and Yasser Tabbaa

24. Food and Foodways - David Waines and Sami Zubaida



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
RELIGION / Comparative Religion
RELIGION / Ecumenism
RELIGION / Islam / History
RELIGION / Islam / Theology
RELIGION / Judaism / History
RELIGION / Judaism / Theology
RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State