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UCLA Hillel Hosts Muslim-Jewish Series

by Jewish Journal Staff

April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

On April 2, UCLA Hillel opened a spring forum titled "Muslim-Jewish Relations: Harmony and Discord Throughout History" examining relations between Muslims and Jews from the founding of Islam to the contemporary era.

Co-sponsored by a variety of organizations, including Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel, ACCESS, Muslim Public Affairs Council and Americans for Peace Now, the five-week series features discussions between academics from UCLA and other local and national universities.

The four remaining sessions are:

Mon., April 16
The Arab-Jewish Symbiosis: Myth & Reality Dr. David Nirenberg, professor of history, John Hopkins University Dr. Teofilo Ruiz, professor of history, UCLA.

Mon., April 30
Under the Hijab and Behind the Mechitzah: Women in Islam and Judaism Dr. Doreen Seidler-Feller, clinical psychologist Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, assistant professor of women's studies, CSUN

Mon., May 7
Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism: A Tale of Two Narratives Dr. Adam Rubin, assistant professor, Hebrew Union College Dr. Najwa Al-Qattan, assistant professor, Loyola Marymount University

Mon., May 21
The Current Conflict and the Future of the Children of Abraham Dr. Rashid Khalidi, professor of Middle East history, University of Chicago Dr. Steven Spiegel, professor of political science, UCLA

All lectures will take place at UCLA Hillel, 900 Hilgard Avenue, first floor, beginning at 7:30 p.m. $12 per lecture; $50 series. Free for full-time students with current ID. For more information, please call (310) 208-3081, extension 240.

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