Me’ah Select: Fateful Encounter – Relations Between Jews and Muslims in the Medieval and Modern Islamic World

March 2, 2017 Marblehead $250.00 0
A Jew and a Muslim playing chess in 13th century al-Andalus. El Libro de los Juegos, commissioned by Alphonse X of Castile, 13th century
A Jew and a Muslim playing chess in 13th century al-Andalus. El Libro de los Juegos, commissioned by Alphonse X of Castile, 13th century

Registration is open for Fateful Encounter: Relations Between Jews and Muslims in the Medieval and Modern Islamic World, an 11-session class, beginning March 2, 2017.

Meets Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Me’ah Select is a ten – twelve week in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history. Our talented faculty, known for their scholarship and dynamic approach to adult learning, bring their classes to life through the study of literature, history, art, and original texts and source material.

This course is intended to provide both a general overview, and some detailed vignettes of Jewish life under Islamic rule, primarily during the Middle Ages, and also during Modern times.  Analyzing the complex relationship between Jews and Muslims in medieval Islamic societies, in particular, constitutes a fascinating intellectual and spiritual adventure in itself.  However, studying the medieval period also turns out to be crucial for gaining a full understanding of relationships between Jews and Muslims in our times today.

The class is taught by Dr. Jacob Meskin

For more information visit: http://www.hebrewcollege.edu/Meah-Select-Winter2017

Contact Sara Brown at  or call 617-559-8708

The Me’ah program is supported by Hebrew College and CJP’s Commission on Jewish Life & Engagement

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Fact Sheet
When
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where
Jewish Community Center of the North Shore
4 Community Road
Marblehead, MA 01945
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Price
$250.00 per person

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