The Shabbat Table

Views of the Permanent Exhibition

The Shabbat table on the second level of the permanent exhibition is set with the objects used to welcome Shabbat every Friday after sunset. One example is the kiddush cup. When used in Jewish households, it contains the wine over which a blessing (kiddush) is spoken every Friday and Saturday evening.

Plates and silverware can also be seen in the display case. These objects were used by their original owners on Shabbat and for other celebrations and capture the festive atmosphere in the household on Friday evening.

Incidentally, you can buy kosher gummy bears at a vending machine not far from the Shabbat table and learn why they are produced.

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Gebäudeplan mit Markierung des Libeskindbaus
Where

Libeskind Building, level 2, permanent exhibition


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

(10) Permanent Exhibition Highlights Alle anzeigen

Permanent Exhibition Highlights

How to Get to the Permanent Exhibition

From the main entrance, our visitors descend a staircase into the Libeskind Building, where the permanent exhibition begins.

Matters of Faith

The three video viewing stations about "Matters of Faith" on the second level feature entertaining and important material about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Shabbat Table

The "Tradition and Change" section of our exhibition, on the second level, displays objects that relate to the day of rest.

O Christmas Tree!

During the German Empire, Christmas trees could be found in some Jewish households. You'll find ours in the section about "Family Life" in our permanent exhibition.

Schooldays

Jewish schools past and present. By listening and rummaging, you'll learn here about the Hebrew alphabet and the Jewish calendar.

In Exile

On the second level of our permanent exhibition

On Trial: Auschwitz and Majdanek

Portraits of participants in the Majdanek Trial in Düsseldorf and a film installation of opinions on the Auschwitz Trial on the first upper level.

What Would You Take Along?

You can find out what items Jewish children brought into exile on the first upper level and read each child's story.

Emigration Stories

On the Axis of Exile on the lower level of the Libeskind Building, you will find objects that people bought along when they emigrated.

The Children’s Island

On the first upper level, there is an area for children where they look at and even touch objects or draw their own pictures.

Shabbat

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