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Our Academy’s Jewish-Islamic Forum

Thematic focus of the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy, 2012–20

All About ...

Logo of the lecture series with crescent and Star of David

Dialogical Lecture Series

Overview of all recorded dialogical lectures from this series by the Jewish-Islamic Forum

Video recordings
2015–2020

Cherchez la femme

Wig, Burqa, Wimple

Exhibition
31 Mar to 27 Aug 2017

Screenshot: city map with markers and a menu bar

Online Platform Jewish Places

On the Topography of Jewish Life in Germany

Project
Since 2018

Obedience

An Installation in 15 Rooms by Saskia Boddeke & Peter Greenaway

Exhibition
22 May to 15 Nov 2015

View of Marrakesh

Between Marrakesh and Mashhad

Jews in Islamic Countries

Film and Reading Series
2016/2017

Snip it!Stances on Ritual Circumcision

Exhibition
24 Oct 2014 to 1 Mar 2015

Siegfried Leopold’s Get for His Wife Resi

Ritual bill of divorce under Jewish law

From our Holdings

JMB Journal 6: Generations

Publication
2012

Why do some Jews rock back and forth while they pray?

Question of the Month

What role do gender themes play?

What’s the story with women rabbis? (And prayer at the Western Wall?)

Question of the Month

A Time for Everything. Rituals against Forgetting

Exhibition catalog, with reading sample for download

Publication
2013

A Torah scroll is unrolled to show two columns of Hebrew text.

Religion and Ritual

Guided tour for groups through our core exhibition

Guided Tour
by appointment

Highlights from the Braginsky Collection

Publication accompanying the exhibition The Creation of the World, in German

Publication
2011

Silver washbasin with flowers and ornaments, in the middle a Hebrew inscription

Hand Washbasin

Unusual objects tell stories of Jewish life

Objects from Our Core Exhibition

 Tefillin (prayer belt)

Religion and Ritual. Are There Jewish Things?

For groups

Workshop
by appointment

JMB Journal 8: The Whole Truth...

Special issue for the exhibition, with reading sample for download

Publication
2013

Four questions – what does it mean to be Jewish?

This workshop is suitable for grades 5 to 13 as well as for adults (in German).

Digital Workshop
by appointment

Black-and-white photograph of a man holding a scalpel to the upper arm of another man who is smiling for the camera

From Cowpox to Covid-19

Nearly 200 years of vaccine certificates document Jewish stances on vaccination

Online Feature
2021/22

Cover of “Body”, Journal Ten: black and white photo of a woman smiling with her eyes closed laying down in in the grass and leaves.

JMB Journal 10: Body

Publication
2014

Torah scroll in golden sleeve with filigree decoration

From the Theory to the Practice of Writing the Torah

Miriam Goldmann in conversation with Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov

Interview
2014

Portrait photos of the two lecturers Prof. Marschkies and Prof. Krochmalnik

Is anyone still waiting for the Messiah? – Jewish and Christian Views

With Prof. Christoph Markschies (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Prof. Daniel Krochmalnik (University of Potsdam)

Discussion
24 Aug 2021, 7 pm (video recording available, in German)

A synagogue curtain at the Brandenburg Cathedral Chapter

Book presentation by Vera Bendt

Audio recording
23 November 2006

Self Displaced Person. Peter Szondi's Problematic Judaism

Andreas Isenschmid on Judaism in the life and work of Peter Szondi

Audio recording
3 December 2007

The Fragile Foundation: The Quest for German-Jewish “Normalcy”

Audio recording of the talk by Salomon Korn (in German)

Audio recording
30 Sep 2003

The Whole Truth ...Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Jews

Exhibition
22 Mar to 1 Sep 2013

Modernized, then Tolerated?

Do religions need reformation or do they have a history that we do not really understand? (in German)

Audio recording
10 Oct 2013

Kosher – Don't You Have That in Islam, Too?

An exchange program between two Berlin schools

Project Documentation

The Creation of the World

Illustrated Manuscripts from the Braginsky Collection

Exhibition
4 Apr to 3 Aug 2014

JMB Journal 9: Times

Publication
2013

A peek at the exhibition in the Diaspora Garden

Veiled

Exhibition on religious clothing in the Diaspora Garden

Exhibition
1 Jun to 1 Sep 2017

Lecture Series 2019/20: The Others’ Faith (6)

Lecture Series 2018/19: Science and Faith in Judaism and Islam (6)

Lecture Series 2017/18: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives on Human Rights (6)

Lecture Series 2016/17: Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam (with video recordings) (6)