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  • Institut für Jüdische Studien und Religionswissenschaft

Welcome to the Website of the Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

Find Your Own Focus of Research in the Master of Jewish Studies

The MA in Jewish Studies offers you the ideal conditions in which to autonomously develop your own research interests and methodological skills.

Studying Diversity

Learn more about studying Religious Studies and how to enroll.

New Publication of Dorothea M. Salzer, PhD et al.

about the research of the Wissenschaft des Judentums on the holy texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

PaRDeS Vol. 23

JewBus, Jewish Hindus & other Jewish Encounters with East Asian Religions

New Publication (in German) on the Berlin Enlightenment Philosopher Saul Ascher

William Hiscott's dissertation "Saul Ascher. Berliner Aufklärer".

New Publication (in German) on the Philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn

The dissertation of Grażyna Jurewicz PhD analyses Mendelssohn's philosophy of the destiny of man, which is also a plea for tolerance

New Publication (in German) by Prof. Thomas Brechenmacher PhD and Michal Szulc PhD

Volume on German-Jewish history from the late Middle Ages until the 20th century.

New Publication (in German) Handbook of Jewish Studies

With many articles by eminent German scholars.

Nonreligiousness in East Germany

Youth ceremonies, celebrations of marriage, atheism: To what extent are East German lifestyles and ideologies a reaction to state-enforced secularization?

The Judaica Collections of the University Library

Learn more about our collections and how to orient yourself in the catalogues of the university library.

Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum Potsdam (page in German)

One of our affiliated institutes is the MMZ, which researches the history, religion and culture of the Jews in Europe.

Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien

The Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies is significantly involved at the Selma Stern Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg.

Important Note for Students!

New guideline on exams and deadlines concerning all students at our department. Here (in German)

Key Region Israel – University of Potsdam Expands University Cooperations

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