One task that all of us working at the Jewish Museum share, one that is unwritten, undocumented, and often even unnoticed, is tracking and evaluating Jewish-related discussions and trends. Who is surprised by the Cologne verdict on circumcision? Who is still optimistic about the Arab Spring? Who is tired of all-white “apple design” for everything related to culture, even Jewish culture? Between doorways, at the photocopy machine, at the canteen, these comments unconsciously shape our work, influence our choice of topics and define the museum’s mission. We thought it might be worthwhile to voice some of our opinions and chose a budding literary genre: part lunch conversation, part feuilleton, part diary, part text message. Welcome to the blog of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Mirjam Bitter, Naomi Lubrich, Mirjam Wenzel
into English: Margaret Bell, Jill Denton, Naomi Lubrich
into German: Leonie von Reppert-Bismarck
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