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Welcome to Jerusalem

Exhibition Catalog

Jerusalem is a place of desire and longing for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

Jerusalem is a sacred place, where the three great monotheistic religions are deeply rooted. Jerusalem is, however, also more disputed and contested than almost any other place in the world, since the visible sanctums of the three religions compete on the same territory for the veneration of their faithful.

This book accompanies the exhibition. In it twenty authors provide insights into the city, writing about historical and topical aspects, scientifically or personally, from Israeli or Arab viewpoints.

Details & Excerpts

  • Welcome to Jerusalem
    264 pages, 155 images,
    Wienand Verlag
    Cologne 2017

    ISBN: 9978-3-86832-409-9

  • Editors

    Margret Kampmeyer and Cilly Kugelmann
    on behalf of the Jewish Museum Berlin

  • Contributing Writers

    Klaus Bieberstein, Stuart Charmé, Oliver Glatz, Simon Goldhill, Aref Hajjaj, Carole Hillenbrand, Margret Kampmeyer, Rashid Khalidi, Menachem Klein, Cilly Kugelmann, Peter Lemburg, Ora Limor, Adolfo Roitman, Barbara Schäfer, Peter Schäfer, Jonathan Schneer, Chana Schütz, Daniel Seidemann, Avi Shlaim, Ilona-Margarita Stettner, Salim Tamari, Yfaat Weiss et al.

  • Translations

    Chana Bloch, p. 228
    Gérard A. Goodrow, pp. 5, 7-11, 13 f., 19-24, 61-4, 67 f., 111 f., 118-23, 127-31, 135-38, 141 f., 172-77, 179 f., 192-96, 200-04, 222-26
    Fady Joudah, p. 229
    Ron Makleff, pp. 172-77

  • Design
  • Price

    29.90 euros (English version, special price in the museum shop)
    39.80 euros (German version, available in the museum shop)

Table of Contents

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by Margtret Kampmeyer/Cilly Kugelmann

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Muslim Jerusalem, the Crusades, and the Career of Saladin

by Carole Hillenbrand

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Temple Mount and Wailing Wall between National and Religious Interests

by Oliver Glatz

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You can order this publication from a bookstore, or from the museum by contacting:

Janine Lehmann
T +49 (0)30 259 93 410
F +49 (0)30 259 93 409


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14
10969 Berlin

Catalogs: Exhibition Publications (42)

Exhibition Publications

Our temporary exhibitions have had accompanying catalogs, journals, and essay collections in various formats.

The cover of our catalog for the Jerusalem exhibition.

Welcome to Jerusalem

Exhibition Catalog

res·o·nant. Mischa Kuball

Exhibition Catalog

Eran Shakine

Exhibition Catalog A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew


Exhibition Catalog

Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture

Exhibition Catalog Transcending Tradition

No Compromises! The Art of Boris Lurie

Exhibition Catalog

In a Foreign Country

Companion booklet to the exhibition about literature from DP camps


Exhibition Catalog

Pictures Galore and Collecting Mania

Exhibition Brochure

Snip it!

Exhibition Catalog


Braginsky Collection

Catalog for the exhibition The Creation of the World featuring artifacts of Jewish written culture from the Braginsky Collection

Fred Stein. Paris New York

Exhibition Catalog


A Time for Everything

Rituals against Forgetting – Exhibition catalog

The Whole Truth

Special Issue for the Exhibition

JMB Journal

R.B. Kitaj

Catalog for the exhibition about the artist R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007)

Russians Jews Germans

A catalog accompanying the exhibition Russians Jews Germans. Photographs by Michael Kerstgens from 1992 to the Present


Berlin Transit

Exhibition Catalog

Heimatkunde (How German is it?)

30 Artists' Notion of Home – Exhibition Catalog

Radical Jewish?

Special Issue for the Radical Jewish Culture Exhibition


Jewish Forced Laborers at Ehrich & Graetz

Book about forced labor at the metal and electric goods manufacturer in Berlin's Treptow district

Heroes, Freaks, and Super-Rabbis

Exhibition catalog about Jewish authors and illustrators and comics

Flight and Metamorphosis

Exhibition Catalog

Kosher & Co.

Catalog for the exhibition on food and religion containing numerous essays (with free excerpts)


Deadly Medicine

Exhibition Catalog Tödliche Medizin. Rassenwahn im Nationalsozialismus
(Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race)

Ruth Jacobi. Photographs

Exhibition Catalog

Looting Restitution

Jewish-Owned Cultural Artifacts from 1933 to the Present


Exhibition Catalog typisch! Klischees von Juden und Anderen
(Typical! Clichés about Jews and Others)

Dateline: Israel

Exhibition catalog of contemporary photography and video art

Charlotte Salomon

Exhibition Catalog Charlotte Salomon. Leben? oder Theater?
(Charlotte Salomon: Life? Or Theater?)

"Neben seinen Schnürsenkeln in einem leeren Kühlschrank laufen" ("Walking Next to One’s Shoelaces Inside an Empty Fridge")

Book on the Installation by Chantal Akerman

The Danube Exodus

Companion publication to the multimedia installation The Danube Exodus: The Rippling Currents of the River

Home and Exile

Exhibition Catalog


Exhibition Catalog

Roman Vishniac's Berlin

Exhibition Catalog


JMB Logo


Exhibition Catalog

Family Pictures

Exhibition Publication

Jakob Steinhardt: Der Prophet (Jakob Steinhardt: The Prophet)

A Publication by the Berlin Municipal Museum

10+5=Gott (10+5=God)

Exhibition Catalog


Carlo Levi

Exhibition Catalog Carlo Levi. Ausgewählte Werke 1926–1974
(Carlo Levi. Selected Works, 1926–1974)

"Dem Deutschen Volke" (To the German People)

The Story of the Loevy Bronze Foundry (Exhibition Publication)

Disposable Eyes

Companion publication to two photography projects, Disposable Eyes and Promised Land

Collect, Fold, Count

Museum Guide