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Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives: Meah Select @ Eitz Ch...

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Congregation Eitz Chayim

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Cambridge, MA 02139

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10 Week Session. First Class January 29. See below for full calendar. Preregistration is required.

Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives
Shari Lowin, PhD

As brother religions vying for the same sacred history, Islam and Judaism trace the genesis of their spiritual and biological communities back to the very same founding parents. Yet Islam is not Judaism, Muslims are not Jews, and vice versa. Rather, the two traditions are, and understand themselves to be, distinct entities with distinct value systems. By comparing the Jewish and Muslim accounts of the shared Biblical ancestors, as well the often colorful exegesis on these narratives, this course will investigate various matters of moral and ethical concern to these communities and the lessons thereby imparted by each tradition.

Shari Lowin is associate professor of religious studies at Stonehill College. She previously taught at the University of Chicago, Yeshiva University, Brooklyn College and in Ma'ayan. Lowin is fluent in Arabic and has researched and published on a number of topics comparing Judaism and Islam. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Me'ah Select

Me'ah Select classes are a ten week, 1 semester, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history using our outstanding Me'ah faculty from the greater Boston area. Participants gain a variety of perspectives on the topic area and gain an understanding of its significance in the past and its meaning for contemporary Jewish life.

For more information on the class contents, or to request financial aid contact

Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me'ah
617-559-8708, meah@hebrewcollege.edu

Congregation Eitz Chayim Me'ah Select, Monday nights, 7:00-9:30 pm

Winter/Spring Class Calendar

  • 1 - 29-Jan
  • 2 - 5-Feb
  • 3 - 12-Feb
  • No Class, school vacation week 19-Feb
  • 4 - 26-Feb
  • No class, instructor conflict 5-Mar
  • 5 - 12-Mar
  • 6 - 19-Mar
  • 7 - 26-Mar
  • No Class, Passover - 2-Apr
  • 8 - 9-Apr
  • No Class, school vacation week - 16-Apr
  • 9 - 23-Apr
  • 10 - 30-Apr
  • Snow/sick/make-up day - 7-May
  • Snow/sick/make-up day - 14-May

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Eitz Chayim has a parking consideration in the three surrounding blocks for all sponsored events. We recommend putting a note on your dashboard to remind the meter person. More information on our website http://www.eitz.org/directions-parking/

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Email Penina Weinberg peninaw01@gmail.com

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No tickets required

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