On this blog, we the staff of the Jewish Museum Berlin offer insights into our everyday and at times not so everyday work. As dedicated Blogerim (to use the Hebrew term for bloggers), we document for you such matters as how loans arrive at our door, how we ascertain details of their provenance or how we go about making videos for exhibition purposes. In the meantime, our ranks have swelled to some twenty bloggers who regularly invite you to take a peep behind the scenes and discover what makes the Jewish Museum so special. You will find in this blog series on temporary exhibitions, on Old Customs, New Rites and on New German Stories, as well as one-off texts about the myriad of minor and major issues, questions and thoughts we have as we go about our daily tasks.
Our blog entries do not concern Jewish themes alone, however, but also touch on broader social developments and current affairs. We ask ourselves, and also you: Are we in Germany and Europe beginning to think of ourselves as a society of immigrants? Are you expecting a reprise of the circumcision debate from 2012? What does present-day Judaism look like in Germany? And what does it mean to live in Berlin – as an Israeli? Remarks on such issues are exchanged in passing, at the photocopier or over lunch—and occasionally also find their way into this blog.
This budding literary genre is, therefore, part canteen conversation, part feuilleton, part diary and part text message. Welcome to the blog of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
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