Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives: Meah Select Winter/Spring 2018

Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives
Instructor: Shari Lowin, PhD
Ten Mondays 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Starting 01/29/18
Class Calendar Below       Course Fee $360

Eventbrite - Muslim and Jewish stories on the Biblical Narratives: Meah Select @ Eitz Chayim

Financial aid and information about class:
Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah (617) 559-8708

Logistics at Eitz Chayim
Penina Weinberg, Meah Liaison

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.

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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