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Question of the Month ...Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Jews

Our special exhibition The Whole Truth…Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Jews was based on 30 questions posed to the Jewish Museum Berlin or its staff over the past few years. In the exhibition, visitors had their own opportunity to ask questions or to leave comments on post-it notes. Some of these questions are answered here in our website.

How does a kippah stay on?

Answered by Michal Friedlander, Curator for Judaica and Applied Arts

Why do women have to cover their hair with a wig or scarf after getting married?

Answered by Miriam Goldmann, Curator of the Special Exhibition The Whole Truth

Do Jews have their own language?

Answered Martina Lüdicke, Curator of the Special Exhibition The Whole Truth

What role do gender themes play?

Answered by Anina Falasca, former Curator for Special Exhibtions

Are there gay Jews?

Answered by Anina Falasca, former Curator for Special Exhibitions

Why do some Jews rock back and forth while they pray

Answered by Miriam Goldmann, Curator of the Special Exhibition The Whole Truth

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