Teaching Islam to Rabbinical Students

By Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC), Fall 2007

The author calls for a new approach to teaching Islam to rabbinical students. She asserts that knowledge of other faiths and in particular Islam is very important especially in the post September 11th world and the growth of second-generation Muslims in the U.S. The author goes on to describe a created at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) meant to educate and connect the Jewish rabbinical students to Muslim peers and to the different facets of Islam. She concludes by citing how the increase of initiatives related to Jewish-Muslim relations and dialogues suggests that the issue is of high importance to both groups.

Topic: Islam, Reconstructionist Judaism, Education, Community Relations, Jewish-Muslim Relations, Discourse and Dialogue

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Potok, Rena

Volume/Issue: vol.72/no.1

Page Number(s): 12 - 25

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: 0034-1495

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Fuchs-Kreimer, Nancy. Teaching Islam to Rabbinical Students. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA),Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC). Fall 2007: 12 - 25. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4021


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