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Monday, June 8 • 10:00am - 11:00am
CANCELLED - Modern Koranic interpretation: the surprising Talmudic basis

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Mohammed Asad was born a Jew and was the grandson of a rabbi. He used his Talmudic knowledge and his early flirtations with Zionism to construct an interpretation of the Koran which informed the initial Pakistani education system and the idea of a Muslim home in South Asia, a Muslim form of Zionism. A brief exposition of his life, time, methods and why this should bring Jews and Muslims closer together.

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Jon Yaakov Gorr

Jon Yaakov first encountered Mohammed Asad when supervising one of his PhD students. Jon Yaakov presented a much shorter version of this talk, in Hebrew, when building bridges between Arab and other students at his ulpan in 2018. He’s 60, a retired lawyer, and he likes dangerous... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST