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On 23 August 2020, the Jewish Museum Berlin is opening its new core exhibition. Until then the museum will be closed for renovations.

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

Original Hebrew version with German subtitles

Homosexuality in a strictly religious environment is the theme of Israeli director Haim Tabakman’s award-winning feature film debut Du sollst nicht lieben (Engl. title Eyes Wide Open). With great sensitivity and almost in documentary form, he tells the story of the butcher Aaron Fleischmann, who lives as a respected member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem. When Aaron, husband and father of four children falls in love with 19-year-old student Ezri, he initially sees his feelings as a religious trial. Eventually, however, the men give in to their passion – and pressure from the community on Aaron grows….

Past event

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Film trailer (Hebrew with English subtitles)

Original Title Einayim Pkuchot (Eyes Wide Open)
Genre feature film
Director Haim Tabakman
Language Hebrew with German subtitles
Place of publication/year Israel/France/Germany 2009
Duration 91 minutes

Film poster of Du sollst nicht lieben (Eyes Wide Open); Edition Salzgeber

Where, when, what?

  • When Monday, 26 November 2018, 7 pm
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium

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

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Events Accompanying the Exhibition: Welcome to Jerusalem (17)

Welcome to Jerusalem

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

Black and white photography: View of the former Maghreb quarter in front of the Wailing Wall in 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)

Film scene: A man and a boy sit next to each other. The man looks at the floor, the boy eats an ice cream.

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

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Tom Segev: David Ben-Gurion

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

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Lives in Common: Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem

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

Film still in black and white: A woman with a lot of jewelry looks into a mirror.

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)

A girl in a kitchen apron kneading dough.

Three Loaves and One Hallelujah

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

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

Jerusalem in Dialogue
(in German)

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