Jerusalem in Dialogue: Two Guides Take Stances
Tour in Dialogue for Students Aged 14 to 19 about Personal Relationships to Jerusalem (in German)
You and your students can get to know not just the Welcome to Jerusalem exhibition itself, but also two people who will present their own sides of the city.
Because of the sheer variety of personal interests and emotions associated with this city, the Jewish Museum Berlin decided to share a range of personal and biographical perspectives on the city during a tour of the exhibition.
Each Tour is Unique
An artist interprets Israeli New Year’s cards that were sent after the war in 1967 and gives insight into her own artistic work in Jerusalem. A photograph links his famous grandfather’s trip to Jerusalem to his own affinity for maps of the city. A young Israeli shares a memory of the Christian cross.
A diverse team of seventeen people has engaged intensively with the Welcome to Jerusalem exhibition and with their own motivations for talking about the city. In different tandem pairings, we give you an opportunity to talk about perspectives on Jerusalem. All the guides have personal relationships with Jerusalem. Some were born and raised there, others have worked there as a photographer, journalist, or tour guide, or have engaged with the city artistically. For others, the city is out of reach.
A Jew with Ukrainian roots, the leader of a Berlin mosque, a Christian Arabist, and a Muslim Judaism scholar describe Jerusalem’s significance for their own religion or family. Others view the city as a utopia, bristle at current politics governing the city, or find feminist messages in the exhibition.
Cooperation with the HTW Berlin
Concepts for Jerusalem in Dialogue were developed during the continuing education project by the HTW Berlin (University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics) called Team Museum Guide, which took place from November 2017 to February 2018 in collaboration with the Jewish Museum Berlin.