The Holiness of Jerusalem as Reflected in its Architecture

Lectures and Discussion

The holiness of Jerusalem is reflected in particular in its impressive sacred buildings. The two destroyed Jewish temples, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque are among the oldest and most important buildings of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim architecture.

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W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie: Blick auf das ehemalige maghrebnische Viertel vor der Klagemauer in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Old Town with Maghrebi Quarter, approx. 1900, Photography; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-matpc-06075

They bear witness to how much religious architecture draws on its predecessors. While the form of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is based on the ancient Mausoleum, the Muslim shrines on the Temple Mount can be read as a deliberate alternative plan to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The two Jewish temples were also inspired by the sacral architecture of the Ancient Orient.

Lectures and ensuing discussion with Florian Lippke (BIBEL+ORIENT Museum Freiburg, Switzerland), Klaus Bieberstein (Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg) and Jürgen Krüger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). Moderator: Cilly Kugelmann, Program Director of the Jewish Museum Berlin (2002-2017).

Klaus Bieberstein

Klaus Bieberstein is a Roman Catholic theologian and professor of Old Testament sciences at the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg. His research focus is Jerusalem’s history and architecture.

Jürgen Krüger

Jürgen Krüger is art historian and professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is the author of several monographs, including on the architecture of churches in Jerusalem and Rome.

Florian Lippke

Florian Lippke is theologian, archaeologist, and curator at the BIBLE+ORIENT Museum Freiburg (Switzerland). His research interests are Old Testament exegesis, epigraphy, religious history, and Middle East iconography.

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W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

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    Thursday 25 April, 7 pm

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    W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Readings, movies, lectures – events for adults, kids, and families during our exhibition Welcome to Jerusalem

The Holiness of Jerusalem as Reflected in its Architecture

25. April 2019
The holiness of Jerusalem is reflected in particular in its impressive sacred buildings. Lectures and ensuing discussion with Florian Lippke (BIBEL+ORIENT Museum Freiburg, Switzerland), Klaus Bieberstein (Otto Friedrich University, Bamberg) and Jürgen Krüger (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

Katharina Galor –
The Temple Mount

9 January 2019
Archaeologist Katharina Galor talks about the historical and archaeological heritage of Jerusalem’s most controversial site – the Temple Mount (Har haBait). She presents various research initiatives and highlights the role of religiously or politically motivated agendas in the research process. (with audio recording)

Monday Movies: Du sollst nicht lieben (Eyes Wide Open)

26 November 2018, 7 pm
Feature film debut on homosexuality in a strictly religious environment.
Director: Haim Tabakman
Language: Hebrew with German subtitles

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

Monday Movies: Ink of Yam

24 September 2018
While the ink penetrates people’s skin, they tell their stories in the tattoo studio outside the city walls of Jerusalem.
Director: Tom Fröhlich
Language: Englisch, Hebrew, Arabic with German subtitles; Diskussion in German

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

Michael Sfard:
The Jerusalem Dispute. The Fight for Human Rights in Israeli Courts

6 September 2018, 7 pm
Lecture by Michael Sfard, one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers (with video recording)

Monday Movies:
Three Days and a Child

4 June 2018, 7 pm
Directed by: Uri Zohar

6 pm: Brief tour of the exhibition for visitors to Monday Movies

Tom Segev: David Ben-Gurion

17 May 2018, 7.30 pm
Book Presentation and Discussion with the Author

Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem

8 May 2018, 7 pm
Menachem Klein in Conversation with Cilly Kugelmann (with Video Recording)

Monday Movies: Berlin-Jerusalem

16 April 2018, 7 pm
Directed by Amos Gitai

A brief tour of the exhibition in German will be held for Monday Movie visitors at 6 pm. Admission with the museum ticket.

The Mazzah Bakery

5 April 2018, 11 am:
Guided tour and baking workshop for children aged 7 to 10 during the Berlin school break

Jerusalem in Conflict

17 March 2018, 11 am
Public tour for adults on the political conflicts in and around the city of Jerusalem (in German)

Rechavia – Grunewald in the Orient

28 February 2018, 7 pm
Reading with Thomas Sparr on German-Jewish Jerusalem (with Audio Recording; in German)

Monday Movie:
Jerusalem for Cowards

19 February 2018, 7 pm
Film screening and discussion with the directors Dalia Castel and Orit Nahmias (with Audio Recording of the discussion)

Who is carrying the Menorah?

8 February 2018, 6 pm
Talk by Steven Fine on Jewish Counter-Histories of the Arch of Titus Spoils Panel (with Audio Recording)

Three Loaves and One Hallelujah

8 February 2018, 11 am
For children aged 7 to 10 during the Berlin school holidays

Jerusalem in Dialogue
(in German)

Two guides with personal connections to Jerusalem lead through the exhibition. Gain new perspectives in a unique tour.

Concert: A Prelude to the New Exhibition

6 December 2017, 8 pm
Jordi Savall with the Hespèrion Ensemble XXI and the Capella Reial de Catalunya

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