JMB Journal 4: Radical Jewish?

Special Issue for the Radical Jewish Culture Exhibition

In spring 2011, the Jewish Museum Berlin turned its attention to the Radical Jewish Culture music movement in an exhibition that illuminated its emergence, its central figures, and the discussions, frequently political, that it provoked. You can read the core text of the time period in the JMB Journal No. 4, "Just what is this Radical New Jewish Culture?" This 1992 manifesto by Marc Ribot and John Zorn formulated for the first time questions that would continue to occupy the New York music world for nearly twenty years.
You will also find an overview of the scene's development by ethnomusicologist Tamar Barzel. A portrait of David Krakauer by Hyacinthe Ravet traces the personal background of one of the mainstays of Jewish music, while in an interview, jazz bassist Greg Cohen talks about his work.

Featuring articles by Tamar Barzel, Hyacinthe Ravet, Greg Cohen, Marc Ribot, John Zorn, Rosalin Krieger, Joshua Neuman, Caspar Battegay, Michal Friedlander, and Avi Pitchon along with information about the events accompanying Radical Jewish Culture, the Unten (Under) installation by Micha Ullman, the "Justice and Peace" conference at the Jewish Museum Berlin, the redesigned display case about the life of Moshe Wolf, the cultural program put on by the Friends and Patrons of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Diaspora Garden at the Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin, online showcases, and a profile of the exhibition designers KatzKaiser.

Cover of "Radical Jewish", Journal Four: an illustrated trumpet with a jewish star with the words "Radical Jewish Culture" above it
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Janine Lehmann
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Exhibition Publications

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

Welcome to Jerusalem

Exhibition Catalog

res·o·nant. Mischa Kuball

Exhibition Catalog


Exhibition Catalog

Eran Shakine

Exhibition Catalog A Muslim, a Christian and a Jew

Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture

Exhibition Catalog Transcending Tradition

In a Foreign Country

Companion booklet to the exhibition about literature from DP camps


Exhibition Catalog

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

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?)

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


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


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