December 6, 2013

Potsdam becomes nucleus of Jewish studies in Germany

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Phoenix native Maximilian Feldhake decided to study to become a rabbi at the newly founded School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam. Photo by Matthias Zimmermann/Universität Potsdam. Photo by Matthias Zimmermann/Universität Potsdam

Phoenix native Maximilian Feldhake decided to study to become a rabbi at the newly founded School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam. Photo by Matthias Zimmermann/Universität Potsdam. Photo by Matthias Zimmermann/Universität Potsdam

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POTSDAM, Germany (RNS) This city, about 22 miles southwest of Berlin, is gaining new prominence, as a center of Jewish learning. Last month the School of Jewish Theology at the University of Potsdam opened to great fanfare. It joins two rabbinical seminaries.