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Jewish Studies

Welcome to Jewish Studies at Lund University!

Are you interested in Judaism, Jewish culture and history, Hebrew or Yiddish? In that case,  Lund University has a lot to offer! 

Centre for Theology and Religion Studies (CTR) has a wide range of Jewish Studies courses from antiquity to modern times, which can be combined with studies in modern Hebrew and Yiddish at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL). 

Read more about the respective subjects here:

Jewish studies (in Swedish)

Yiddish

Modern Hebrew 

In addition, the departments of History and Political Science often offer special courses in modern Jewish history, the Holocaust, Israel and the Middle-East conflict.

The Hebrew alphabet

The Hebrew alphabet

Contacts, Jewish Studies Lund University

Karin Zetterholm,  Associate Professor Jewish studies, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies 

Johan Åberg, Associate Professor Jewish studies, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Jan Schwarz, Associate Professor Yiddish, Centre for Languages and Literature

Rakel Nihlén, Lecturer Modern hebrew and Academic Advisor, Centre for Languages and Literature

Maria Karlsson, Doctoral Student, Department of History

Maria Småberg, Researcher History, Department of History 

Tomas Sniegon, Associate Professor Central and Eastern European Studies, Centre for Languages and Literature

Malmö synagogue

Malmö synagogue

The antique synagogue in Sepphoris, Israel.

The antique synagogue in Sepphoris, Israel. Photo: Karin Zetterholm