Jewish Theological Seminary Welcomes Its First Muslim Visiting Scholar

d6ae00d77468471c0fba3a53a0273891_1Dr. Yasin Meral

New York, NY. Dr. Yasin Meral, assistant professor of History of Religions on the Divinity faculty at Turkey’s Ankara University, joins The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) this fall as its first Muslim visiting scholar. Dr. Meral will conduct his postdoctoral research using the resources of The JTS Library with support from members of the faculty.

“I welcome Dr. Yasin Meral to JTS. While we have had Jewish and Christian scholars visiting here in the past, this year it is more important than ever that we continue to build our relations with the worldwide Muslim community,” says Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies…

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