Mark R. Cohen

What I Learned Teaching Arabs About Judaism in Abu Dhabi

Mark R. Cohen spent a semester teaching a class on Judaism in Abu Dhabi. How did Arab students react to learning about the High Holidays for the first time?

Despite Controversy, Conference Widens Interfaith Dialogue

The refrain that freedom and democracy are on the march in the Middle East may seem premature, but recent events — like last month’s conference in Qatar on interreligious dialogue — reflect positive and noteworthy changes.The two previous conferences — held in Doha in 2003 and 2004, originally at the initiative of the archbishop of