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Mark R. Cohen
Mark R. Cohen is the Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East at Princeton University. Professor Cohen is also a rabbi whose academic study focuses on the relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the Middle Ages. He is the first winner of the Merrimack College Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relation’s Goldziher Prize for his scholarship promoting better understanding between Muslims and Jews.

Entries by Mark R. Cohen

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Islamic cultural center in downtown New York in the vicinity of Ground Zero, has receded into the background and been replaced by "Park51," a name derived from the address of the location.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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