Within Jewish tradition there are sources that express not just tolerance toward aspects of Muslim religiosity, but intellectual and religious respect and admiration. It is important to become acquainted with these sources, and to consider their implications. Here I consider one such source, found in the writings of R. Yiṣḥaq Farḥi of Jerusalem (1782-1853). R….
Zvi Zohar is the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Sephardic Law and Ethics (Emeritus) at Bar Ilan University, where he is associated with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Jewish Studies. In addition, he has been at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem since 1978. Prof. Zohar has published over 90 scholarly articles in Hebrew, English, and French, as well as several book-length studies.