Reuven Firestone Ph.D.
Reuven Firestone is a professor of medieval Jewish and Islamic studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. Many of Rabbi Firestone's publications, including An Introduction to Islam for Jews; Jews, Christians, Muslims in Dialogue; Children of Abraham: An Introduction to Judaism for Muslims, and Journeys in Holy Lands focus on interfaith relations, with specific attention given to Islam.
His speech topics include ''Early Islam and its Relationship with Jews and Judaism,'' ''Scriptural Interpretation of the Bible and Qur'an,'' ''The Phenomenon of Holy War,'' ''Judaism, Christianity, and Islam,'' and ''Jihad: Its Meaning, Historical Application, and Influences on the Arab/Palestinian Conflict.'' His talks are geared to young adult and adult audiences.