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Mark R. Cohen

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When Jews and Muslims Got Along

(17) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 11:09 AM

The hostile relations between Israel and the Muslim world make one wonder if Jewish-Muslim relations were ever amicable. The idea of a so-called Golden Age, a Jewish-Muslim interfaith utopia in Islamic Spain and elsewhere in the middle ages, has rightly been called a myth: it overlooks the inferior legal status...

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The Meaning of 'Cordoba': Can It Really Symbolize Religious Tolerance?

(182) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 7:34 PM

"Cordoba House," the name initially given to the projected Islamic cultural center in downtown New York in the vicinity of Ground Zero, has receded into the background and been replaced by "Park51," a name derived from the address of the location. The name "Cordoba" had been chosen because it recalls...

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