Friday, August 24, 2012

Nights and Days

Berlin is in between the summer break and the fall; it is still warm, but activities are back. Last week, I visited an Open Night of Berlin's synagogues; of the nine that exist (and they are all different, from ultra-liberal to Chabad Lubawitz), five participated, the largest one at Rykestraße, actually just around the corner. They had a reading of Jewish jokes with Klezmer music, somewhat cliché, but fun. Otherwise, there was more music, services, food, and also a few installments of "Ask your Rabbi."

Tomorrow, Berlin starts to celebrate its 775-year-anniversary with a Historiale; also, the Open Night of Museums will take place on Saturday. I am planning to go to the "Museum der Unerhörten Dinge," the Museum of Never-Heard (or: Outrageous) Things". I have no idea what this is, though.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I remember that "in-between" time. As an American writer I lived in Berlin from 1990-1993, a very interesting time indeed. I remember Shabbat dinners at the Israeli Consulate with my artist friend, Oded. And there was the High Holiday service in the east. Read about my musings on my blog, and please subscribe as I will too.


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