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INTERVIEW! Marlyn Vinig is Israel's first ultra-Orthodox film critic, and a self-proclaimed feminist. A guest of Berlin's Jewish Film Festival, she was on the four-member jury that awarded its top prize to Aalam-Warqe Davidian's "Fig Tree" on Tuesday Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW! Ahead of the 25th Jewish Film Festival Berlin, the spirited brain behind it traces its unlikely history and explains how it evolved into one of Europe's leading Jewish film festivals. Catch the festival at various venues Sep 8-17. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Berlin is scooting towards the e-revolution – or is it? EXB investigates how the "Verkehrswende" is coming along. Also in this issue: e-scooters tested, the local skating scene revisited and September's book, film and art fests previewed! Out now! Read more

This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

Radialsystem hosts the Israeli-German festival (Oct 12-18 at Radialsystem V and English Theatre Berlin) Read more

Theatre & Dance

The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg fights false facts with film. It's on in cinemas across town Jun 26-Jul 5 Read more

Film

Settlers from Israel are flocking to Charlottenburg, where they find synagogues, certified kosher shops and restaurants, a secure environment and many fellow Jews. Read more

Zeitgeist

From Chantal Akerman to Natalie Portman, this year's Jewish Film Festival gives women centre stage. Plus a dippy documentary and many more choice flicks about the chosen people, Jun 4-19. Read more

Film

In the 1920s, Lilli Henoch was Germany’s greatest multi-sport athlete. Martin-Heinz Ehlert has dedicated the past 25 years of his life to giving the young Jewish woman her rightful place in German sporting history. Read more

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It hasn't been all hattricks and trophies for TuS Makkabi, Berlin's only Jewish football club. Even today, anti-Semitism occasionally rears its ugly head both on and off the pitch, but the club has carried on, staying true to its origins. Read more

Zeitgeist

Ever wonder what it was like to be a Jew in East Germany? After fleeing Nazi Germany as a child, Salomea Genin returned to live in East Berlin, expecting a utopia free of anti-Semitism – an illusion that would soon shatter. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Today's the third day of Hanukkah! We asked three young artists what it's like to be an Israeli Jew in Berlin. (Short answer: complicated.) Read their stories here. Read more

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Hanukkah started yesterday, and we've got a series of Jewish-themed articles to mark the occasion! To begin, Berlin historian Herrmann Simon taped his mother's incredible true story of survival in WWII, now out in English as Underground in Berlin. Read more

History

Weekend read! Upon discovering that she has family buried right here in Berlin's Weißensee Cemetery, American Berliner Rebecca Jacobson set off on a genealogical hunt to connect with her Jewish past. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Can you safely walk through the streets of Neukölln wearing a kippa? How much anti-Semitic crime is there in Berlin? In our October issue, we tackled the debate over the "new" anti-Semitism and its effect on the Jewish and Muslim communities. Read more

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INTERVIEW! On Tue, Oct 13 at Lichtblick, we present Alice Agneskirchner's "An Apartment in Berlin": a documentary about a unique social experiment involving three Israeli Jewish expats and a Prenzlauer Berg Altbau. Read more

Film

INTERVIEW: Belgian graphic novelist Michel Kichka opens up about what it's like to be the son of a concentration camp survivor – and the dysfunctional family history that led to his life's work, "Second Generation: Things I Never Told My Father". Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Of all things, the death of Robin Williams reminded us of the ugly face of anti-Semitism that has become steadily more present during the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Is it really within all of us? Read more

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