Rabbi Reuven Firestone has conducted extensive research on holy war in both Islamic and Jewish tradition. He received Rabbinic Ordination in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic studies from New York University in 1988. Among his many fellowships, he was awarded a Fulbright in 2006 for study and research at American University in Cairo. Rabbi Firestone has authored numerous books, among them: Journeys in Holy Lands: The Evolution of the Abraham-Ishmael Legends in Islamic Exegesis; Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam; Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims; Jews, Christians, Muslims in Dialogue: A Practical Handbook, and, An Introduction to Islam for Jews.
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