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Shabbetai Tzvi's named conferred upon him by the Sultan upon his conversion to Islam was Mahmed Effendi. Or Aziz Mehemet in other sources which translates to "the power of Muhammad"


Easy answer: Pulitzer-winning David Mamet (with a very Jewy first name)


Rav Saadiah Gaon used to study parts of the Koran: Prof. Meir Bar Asher gave a lecture regarding Saadia Gaon and the Quran at the Bernard Revel Graduate School. An article about that lecture can be found here. Below is a summary of the lecture: Saadia’s endeavor to harmonize the Hebrew Bible with reason is not unlike similar Muslim attempts—through ...

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