Ilona Gerbakher is a scholar and author. After completing her degree as a Presidential Scholar of Islamic Theology at Harvard Divinity School, she moved to Qatar as a Georgetown Arabic Language fellow. She then moved to Morocco to complete her studies of advanced Classical and Moroccan Arabic. She is currently working in Jerusalem as a Comparative Religions fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she studies Hebrew, Aramaic, and literary Arabic. Ilona is committed to building bridges between disparate communities – Muslim and Jew, religious and secular – and believes that this will be the century of peaceful co-existence and empathic understanding among all peoples.