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Religious Law and Secular State

Dialogical lecture series Judaism and Islam in the Diaspora (video recording available, in German)

Even in Christian-defined secular states like those in Western Europe, Jewish and Islamic law can be applied to a certain extent. This concerns mainly issues of family and inheritance law. What are the possibilities and limitations of religious jurisdiction in countries such as Germany? Where is there potential for social conflict? And to what extent does the diaspora situation, in turn, affect the interpretation of Jewish and Islamic law?

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Ronen Reichman is Professor of Talmud, Codices, and Rabbinic Literature at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg, where he directs the Forum for the Comparison of Legal Discourses of the Religions.

Mathias Rohe, Professor of Civil Law, Private International Law, and Comparative Law, is head of the Erlangen Center for Islam and the Law in Europe (EZIRE), Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Recording of the presentations and panel discussion "Religious Law and Secular State" on 9 December 2015 (in German); Jewish Museum Berlin

Dialogical lecture Series in the Context of the Jewish-Islamic Forum of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy.

Program flyer (detail)

Where, when, what?

  • When 9 December 2015, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map
  • Please noteEvent in German language

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