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Query: Nineteenth-century Judeo-Arabic translation help

I have several letters written in Judeo-Arabic, dating from the early-nineteenth century. They are part of a larger body of business letters, mostly in French, from an Algerian Jew based in Paris. 

The handwriting is poor and they are quite difficult to decipher but I am very keen to know as much of the content as possible! I am happy to pay someone for their time and expertise. If you would be interested to help, please contact me at julie.kalman@monash.edu


Re: Query: Introductory Book on Contemporary Jewish Muslim Relations

Thank you, Ms. Polzer, for this question, which is, as far as I know, not very easy to answer. Most books on Jewish-Muslim relations are wide-ranging surveys of the seventh century, starting with the rise of Islam, up to the present times, such as A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations, eds. Abdelwahab Meddeb and Benjamin Stora (Princeton, 2013); and The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations, ed. Josef Meri (Basingstoke, 2016).

Re: Query: Introductory Book on Contemporary Jewish Muslim Relations

I'd suggest the following book -- Reza Aslan and Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, co.-eds., *Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities* (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). It's a collection of 16 essays written by American Muslim and American Jewish leaders, academics, and activists.

Here is a short excerpt from the book review by Ahmed E. Souaiaia from the Journal of the American Academy of Religion or JAAR, from 2013 -- 81 (1): 307-309: