Lecture on Jewish Approaches to Islam 4/19, 4:30 p.m.

A Lecture by Elisha Russ-Fishbane, Princeton University

 Judaism and Islam: Between History and Polemics

 The talk will address Jewish approaches to Islam from a historical and modern perspective.

Elisha Russ-Fishbane received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 2009.  His dissertation, Between Politics and Piety: Abraham Maimonides and His Times, is a historical investigation into Egyptian Jewish society in the thirteenth century.   Elisha Russ-Fishbane is now a Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Thought at Princeton University and will be joining Wesleyan’s Religion Department and Jewish and Israel Studies in July.

Thursday, April 19, PAC 004, 4:30 pm