How we dress, how we eat, how we present ourselves: our bodies communicate who we are. We use symbols on our bodies, whether guided by religion or fashion, to set ourselves apart or to signify commonality. Our bodies, which reflect our visions of ourselves as well as other's assumptions, are thus mirrors of society. The tenth issue of JMB Journal takes a closer look at the body, which has particular significance in Judaism and is the subject of numerous passages in the Talmud.
Increasing scientific knowledge of the human body may influence our faith and the way we see ourselves and, perhaps, may lead us to choose to modify our bodies. Body modifications that are skin-deep, such as tattoos, have been subject to trends and traditions for millennia. The same applies to fashion, which today comments explicitly on the world.
Featuring articles by Melvin Konner, David Cave, Karin Harrasser, Naomi Lubrich, Cilly Kugelmann, Jan Feddersen, Ruth Klüger, Christian Buckard, and Mordechay Lewy along with information about the exhibitions The Creation of the World: Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection and The First World War in Jewish Memory, a new acquisition fund for contemporary art, the "Shaping Access" conference, and the performance of Defiant Requiem at the Konzerthaus Berlin.
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All Past Issues: JMB Journal (20)
With a theme for each issue, 2009 to the present
A Is for Jewish
Cherchez la femme
Ban on Images
The Whole Truth
Exhibition catalogs, the JMB Journal, book series, and more
All About ...
An overview of all past issues
At a glance ...
2009 until now
An overview of all our publications that you can read online
At a Glance ...
The First World War in Jewish Memory
Including many objects from private donations
3 Jul to 16 Nov 2014
The Creation of the World
Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection
4 Apr to 3 Aug 2014