Reuven Firestone: Jews and Muslims

🕮    Dr. Reuven Firestone was the opening plenary speaker at the June, 2012 Association of Jewish Libraries conference in Pasadena, CA. He gave a fascinating talk called "Jews in the Koran, Jews on the Koran" to a packed house.

In this brief interview, Dr. Firestone describes the theme of his talk, and also mentions his new book, Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea.

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Ya'akov said…
The "other to which the Tanach relates is an idol worshiper. The "other", in this case Jew, related to in the Korah in a believer in the one God, a people of the book. There is a world of difference.
Ya'akov Aronson