The “Arabic as a Jewish Language” course that Prof. Rabbi Michael Davis designed was engaging and enlightening. Combining a basic drilling in the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) while also teaching about the place of Arabic in Jewish thought, literature, and civilization was brilliant. Even though most of the Arabic in Jewish history has been Judeo-Arabic, with a different alphabet and lexicon, teaching about the connection with standard Arabic is essential for cross-cultural and interreligious understanding, reminding us just how deeply interconnected and inextricably intertwined our civilizations are. Those who take this course will never interact with Hebrew poetry or prose the same way—the connections and cross-influence are undeniable.