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What Does Diaspora Mean for Jews and Muslims?

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

The diasporic existence of Jews has been a lived reality since the very beginnings of Judaism. The history of Islam is a different matter: originally, permanent residence under non-Muslim rule was not envisaged. This event explores the different ways in which Jewish and Muslim scholars have thought about the minority situation and its consequences in various domains of life.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Recording of the presentations and panel discussion "What Does Diaspora Mean for Jews and Muslims?" on 29 October 2015 (German and English); Jewish Museum Berlin

Michael L. Satlow is Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies at Brown University, Providence. His research focus is Judaism in the ancient world.

Sarah Albrecht is a research associate at the Institute of Islamic Studies, Free University Berlin. Her doctoral dissertation investigated present-day Islamic legal discourses regarding Muslims in the West.

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

Program flyer (detail)

Where, when, what?

  • When 29 Oct 2015
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Please noteThe lectures are held in German and English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

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