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Jewish Studies

We can offer you an innovative range in Jewish Studies with a lot of tradition behind it that includes prominent reference and standard works as well as current series. Our interdisciplinary range from the areas of theology, history and literature has developed over the course of decades and is being continuously refined.

Today, we can also offer you databases and handbooks that reflect the very latest outlooks in research, alongside familiar standard works such as the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception and the Encyclopedia of German-Jewish Authors.

The new journal transversal represents the first time that an open access journal is being published in Jewish Studies by De Gruyter. Our range is part of a long, fruitful tradition of publishing that has been shaped to a significant degree by our Oldenbourg and Saur imprints. 


  • A comprehensive range on all areas of Jewish Studies, from early Jewish literature, biblical studies, philosophy and literature, right through to historical studies 
  • An expanded range with new titles, such as the series Studies on the Bible and Its Reception or Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts
  • Reference works, such as the Holocaust edition Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden 1933 – 1945, the Handbook of Israel or the critical edition The Jerusalem Talmud 
  • Interdisciplinary approaches, such as that in the series Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Tension, Transmission, Transformation
  • A broad range of textbooks and handbooks for study and teaching that reflect the latest developments in the field



  • Prof. Dr. Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Tel-Aviv University, editor of Handbook of Israel – The Major Debates
  • Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps, Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien Potsdam, editor of Europäisch-jüdische Studien and author of various  volumes
  • Prof. Dr. Vivian Liska, Universiteit Antwerpen, editor of Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Mendes-Flohr, University of Chicago, author of Studia Judaica and former editor of EBR


  • Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg
  • Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Potsdam
  • Institut für Zeitgeschichte München – Berlin
  • The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Association for European Jewish Literature Studies


“The steady stream of high quality publications in the field of Jewish studies by [De Gruyter’s] publishing house enriches our field of research considerably. And it is not only the contents of these publications but also their superb technical execution that is enjoyable. Moreover, it is great to work with De Gruyter’s staff.”

Prof. Pieter W. van der Horst, Professor Emeritus at Utrecht University and Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences



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