Is there a ban on images in Judaism and Islam? In 2014, a symposium held at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin tackled this question.
It investigated how people have treated images in various eras, regions, and religious traditions, how a ban on images was justified theologically, and what alternative art forms resulted from it. These questions remain just as relevant today.
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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
Conference Proceedings: PDF and Open Access (6)
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“Hear the Truth, Whoever Speaks It”
Conference Proceedings on Milestones in the Work of Moses Maimonides from Islamic Spain to Modern Berlin, in German
Antisemitism in Europe Today
This publication is devoted to manifestations of antisemitism in Europe today. It adopts a comparative perspective and includes findings from eleven European countries.
Media and Minorities
Contemporary Russian-Jewish Life in Germany
This volume contains interdisciplinary perspectives on a changing diaspora, concentrating on the migration of Russian-speaking Jews from the Soviet Union and post-Soviet states after 1989 (in German).
JMB Journal 12: Ban on Images
Concepts of Citizenship and Participation in European Comparison
Documentation of the conference devoted to the question of what citizenship in Europe of the 21st century can mean and which concepts of citizenship are currently guiding political policy and promise greater political inclusion (PDF in German).
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The Creation of the World
Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection
4 Apr to 3 Aug 2014
An Installation in 15 Rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway
22 May to 15 Nov 2015