The Hildesheimer Lecture 2017

A cooperation between the Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin and the Berliner Studien zum Jüdischen Recht (Humboldt-Universität)

Why have the Jews survived?

published at on February 11, 2017 21:52
Article by Dr. Warren Goldstein

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The Hildesheimer Lecture Series offers insights and perspectives on Jewish Law, Halacha, with a particular focus on the relationship and co-existence of Halacha with other legal frameworks and systems. The objective of this lecture series is to facilitate the dialogue and discourse necessary to promote tolerance and understanding. A broad range of social scientists, those in public policy and religious leaders, and activists have attended the Hildesheimer Lecture Series.

The Berliner Studien zum Jüdischen Recht unite members of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Jewish Community of Berlin and the Centrum Judaicum. It was established by Ignatz Bubis, Professor Dr. Bernhard Schlink and Dr. Roman M. Skoblo, who sought to provide an insight into the legal traditions of Judaism. The institution offers  seminars and classes, mainly through the professorship for Jewish Law during each summer semester, funded by the Meyer-Struckmann-Foundation.


rabbinerseminar-logo-250The Rabbinerseminar is located in the country with the fastest growing Jewish community in the world. Within the past 20 years the German Jewish community has tripled in size. With the revival, reestablishment and growth of the Jewish communities there is also a growing need for religious and spiritual leadership within the communities.

The Rabbinerseminar has taken on the important and essential task of educating a new generation of young, dynamic and ambitious rabbis. The rabbinical training consists of intensive halachic studies as well as a B.A. degree in Jewish Social Work at the University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt and key qualifications for the rabbinical position.

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