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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. 24

Cultures of Wissenschaft des Judentums at 200

Rauschenbach, Schorsch: The Sephardic Atlantic

Colonial Histories and Postcolonial Perspectives

Hafner, Völkening, Becci: Glaube in Potsdam (Religious Faith in Potsdam)

Religious, spiritual and ideological groups: descriptions and analyses

Coming soon: Völkening, Helga - Imago Dei versus Cultural Icon

The Wisdom of Solomon as a Jewish-Hellenistic Contribution to the Ancient Debate on Images

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.

Workshop with buffet and music: On Wednesday, 18th of December, from 5 p.m. the FSR Jewish Studies/ Religious Studies and FSR Jewish Theology invite all students to "Lichtwunder", the alternative Hanukkah-party. Guests: Jewish Initiative for Young Adults. Location: House 2, Neues Palais. More see here.

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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