Tuesdays at Tantur: Should We Compare Jewish and Islamic Legal Traditions?


Location: Chapel Seminar Room, Tantur Ecumenical Institute

About Dr. Lena Salaymeh


Lena Salaymeh is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at Tel Aviv Law. She researches and teaches Islamic and Jewish jurisprudence in both historical and contemporary legal systems. Her book, The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions (Cambridge University Press, 2016) explores how critical historiography can illuminate Islamic legal beginnings. Salaymeh also writes and speaks on the politics of knowledge production in Islamic studies. Salaymeh earned her Ph.D. in Legal and Middle Eastern History from UC Berkeley and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a member of the California Bar.

The Tantur Ecumenical Institute is located at the intersection of Rosmarin and Derech Hebron.

Transportation will be provided from the Notre Dame Center near New Gate by the Old City.

The bus will leave at 6:30 p.m and return at 9:00 p.m. Please RSVP at tantur@tantur.org.

Tuesdays at Tantur is a weekly event that seeks to establish a community of conversation. Co-hosted by the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Jerusalem Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame, the series nurtures open discussion on theological and other topics relevant to the life of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

Originally published at international.conductor.nd.edu.