Medieval Spain: Arabs and Jews in Cultural Embrace & Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2004/05/09/medieval-spain-arabs-and-jews-in-cultural-embrace/


“In this current age of venomous Arab-Jewish relations, it is easy to forget that there once was another age in which Jews and Arabs lived together in cultural, political & social harmony. During medieval Spain’s Golden Age, Jews played prominent roles in politics, art, commerce and all major areas of social discourse side by side with their Muslim brothers and sisters. Jews and Muslims did not hate each other’s religion as many appear to today. On the contrary, their respective theologians learned from each other & used the wisdom learned to enrich their own religion’s discourse.”

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