Sunday, February 5, 2012

Judaic Scholar from Princeton Offers Talk On "Jewish Approaches to Islam" February 9

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Princeton University scholar Elisha Russ-Fishbane will lecture on “Jewish Approaches to Islam: Historical and Modern Reflections” on Thursday, February 9, at Washington College. The talk is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue.
A historian of Jewish life and culture of the medieval Islamic world, Dr. Russ-Fishbane focuses on the socio-economic, religious, and intellectual intersections of medieval Judaism and Islam. He completed his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University before joining Princeton as a Fellow in the Tikvah Project on Jewish Thought. He also has studied Classics at the University of Chicago, Yiddish at Oxford University, and Latin at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
His talk is free and open to the public. Sponsors include the William James Forum, the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture at Washington College. For more information about the Institute and its programs, visit

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