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The JMB Journal keeps its readers up to date, offering many perspectives on the themes and activities of the Jewish Museum Berlin. You may order it free of charge.

The cover of the JMB journal 13 with the image of a black cat
The JMB Journal
13

The results of a British survey reveal that 89 percent of all people show superstitious behavior every now and then. So what can one do when the 13th issue of a magazine happens to be published on a Friday, the 13th? Dedicate it to the topic of superstition! But this issue of our JMB Journal doesn't deal with good or bad luck alone. Our authors take a close look at superstition and faith, magic and religion, and the often fluid boundaries between them.

You can browse through and read this issue of the JMB journal on issuu.com.

The cover of the JMB journal on the ban on images
The JMB Journal
Ban on Images

Is there a ban on images in Judaism and Islam? A year ago, a symposium held at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin tackled this question.
Our symposium investigated how people have treated images in various epochs, regions, and religious traditions, how a ban on images was justified theologically, and what alternative art forms resulted from it. These questions have lost none of their relevance today.

You can browse through and read this issue of the JMB journal on issuu.com.

The cover of the JMB journal with a pottery snake covered by lace
The JMB Journal
Women

October 2014 saw the opening of the special exhibition "Snip it! Stances on Ritual Circumcision," which is solely about men – as a contrast, the eleventh edition of the JMB Journal is devoted to the opposite sex and presents quite different aspects of the theme "women." Twelve essays, reports, interviews, and collages focus on women in a wide variety of ways.

You can browse through and read this issue of the JMB journal on issuu.com.

The cover of the JMB journal with the photograph "La réve" by Fred Stein
The JMB Journal
Body

How we dress, how we eat, how we present ourselves – our bodies communicate who we are. Religious symbols, fashion accessories, diets, and hairstyles can reveal our social affiliations and differentiations, or display our self-image and the assumptions of others. Our bodies reflect our society.
The new JMB Journal takes a closer look at the body, which is of special meaning in Judaism: Numerous passages in the Talmud refer to it, so that speaking of a "Jewish body" is not as absurd as it may at first sound.

You can browse through and read this issue of the JMB journal on issuu.com.

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