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Video Recording: Dialogical lecture series "Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora"
Judaism and Islam are often met with suspicion when it comes to their treatment of animals. Ritual slaughter, especially, is often regarded as morally objectionable by the non-Jewish and non-Muslim majority society. But how are questions around animal ethics, mass consumption, and environmental protection discussed within Jewish and Islamic theology? And what role does ritual slaughter play in flagging the "otherness" of religious minorities?
Shai Lavi is Professor of Law and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Tel Aviv University. His research interests include animal ethics and animal rights. Sarra Tlili teaches Arabic language and literature at the University of Florida. Her special research focus is animals in Islam.
Dialogical lecture Series in the Context of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy.
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1 June 2016, 7 pm