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Professor Itzchak Weismann
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Itzchak Weismann is Associate Professor of Islamic studies and former Director of the Jewish-Arab Center at Haifa University. His research interests focus on Salafism, Islamic movements in the Middle East and South Asia, Sufism, modern Islamic thought and interfaith dialogue. His books include Taste of Modernity: Sufism, Salafiyya, and Arabism in Late Ottoman Damascus (2001(; The Naqshbandiyya: Orthodoxy and Activism in a Worldwide Sufi Tradition (2007); Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi: Islamic Reform and Arab Revival (2015); Ottoman Reform and Islamic Regeneration (co-editor, 2005); Islam: Conversion, Sufism, Revival and Reform (co-editor, in Hebrew, 2012) and Islamic Myths and Memories: Mediators of Globalization (co-editor, 2014). He is the scientific editor of Sahar (Crescent) series of translations into Hebrew of major modern Islamic texts.