Colorful photo collage of art objects from the exhibition.

Exhibition Opening “Sex: Jewish Positions”

The exhibition plays with the differing perceptions of sexuality in Judaism. Modern and contemporary art, traditional artifacts, film, and new media illustrate a range of Jewish positions that have been discussed for centuries in the canon of rabbinic literature. From the central importance of marriage and procreation, via desire, taboos, and the questioning of social norms, to the eroticism of spirituality, the exhibition presents the whole spectrum of Jewish attitudes and shows that traditional debates are highly relevant to present-day Jewish positions on sexuality.

Thu, 16 May 2024, 7 pm

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

An exhibition jointly conceived by the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam.

For the opening, there will be talks by Hetty Berg, Director, Jewish Museum Berlin, Emile Schrijver, General director, Joods Museum Amsterdam, Miriam Goldmann, Curator, Jewish Museum Berlin.

With music by Sasha Lurje and Ira Shiran.

We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening. 

Colorful photo collage of art objects from the exhibition.

Sex: Jewish Positions: Features & Programme

Exhibition Webpage
Sex: Jewish Positions – 17 May to 6 Oct 2024
Accompanying Events
Performance and public guided tours with the exhibition’s artists – 17 May 2024
The Song of Songs – Between Innocence and Audacity. Lecture by Ilana Pardes – 4 Jun 2024
From Orthodox to Queer. SEX – Jewish Positions in Film – 23 Jun 2024
Sex. Jüdische Positionen – Catalog accompanying the exhibition, German edition, 2024
Sex: Jewish Positions – Catalog accompanying the exhibition, English edition, 2024
Digital Content
Letʼs Talk About Sex – Online feature accompanying the exhibition
What do the artists say? – Interview series accompanying the exhibition
Listen to the exhibition’s soundtrack – on Spotify
The Song of Songs. Between Literal and Allegorical Loves – Essay by Ilana Pardes
“Sex Is A Force” – Interview with Talli Rosenbaum
Androgynous Characters in I.B. Singer’s Literary Shtetl – Essay by Helena Lutz
Jewish Places – Find information about Jewish sites related to the exhibition on our interactive map
Tours & Workshops
Public tour – in German
Public tour – in Hebrew
Bookable tours – for groups
Hey you! Flirting without Sexism – Workshop for students with drama-pedagogical elements on the exhibition
Duty and Pleasure – Workshop for adults
See also
Jüdisches Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg – Film series in cooperation with the Jewish Museum Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • WhenThu, 16 May 2024, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard
    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin
    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge

  • Please note
    The exhibition is open to visitors from 4 pm onwards

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