THE STAR AND THE CRESCENT:
The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam
Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully, at times contentiously, for more than a millennium. Although there were moments of strife, during the first thousand years after the founding of Islam, it was actually better to be Jewish in a Muslim country than in a Christian country. This course explores the historical evolution of the relationship between Judaism and Islam, broadens our understanding and challenges our assumptions at a time in our own era when tensions are high.
Where: Oak Park Temple, 1235 N. Harlem Avenue, Oak Park, IL
When: Thursday mornings, 10 weeks, starts March 8, 2018
Tuition: $90 for Oak Park members, $260 for consortium members and $360 for non-consortium members
Faculty: Rabbi Max Weiss
online registration at bjechicago.org