Aims & Scope
Mathal/Mashal capitalizes on the power of the Internet to offer scholars unprecedented space, convenience, and expediency to examine central themes that have shaped Islamic and Jewish thought throughout history. Mathal/Mashal relies on the advice and service of an international board of leading Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies and Judaic studies scholars from around the world.
The name of the publication, “Mathal-Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies” reflects the founding editors’ desire to encourage multidisciplinary approaches, open channels of communication between Islamicists and Judaic studies scholars, and break barriers between traditions that share reasoning and faith doctrinal claims, and which demonstrate a profound and complex history of interaction.
Mathal/Mashal welcomes submissions from scholars in all disciplines and who apply any kind of methodology. Authors are encouraged, but not required/expected to focus on the interaction between these traditions and/or to deal with a topic in both areas of inquiries (Islamic and Judaic) at the same time. We merely want to publish in the same space scholarly discussions of themes in either field of study (Islamic or Judaic). We will also publish excellent/exceptional articles that focus on either tradition exclusively, which reflects our overarching goal to expose scholars to the best and most innovative research in these respective disciplines, too.