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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, received the 2010 JSRI Prize awarded by the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies for "research in the development of the field" of the study of religions and religious ideologies. The JSRI is a publication housed at Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, Cluj, Romania.  Click here for further information.


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