Less than 10% of the Jewish community in Denmark's members are orthodox Jews striving to comply with all the commandments of Judaism. For orthodox families in Denmark, procuring kosher food, arranging their work according to the feast days and taking care of their children's education can be a lot of work, and some of them choose to move to large European cities or Israel. Far greater shares of the members appreciate traditions without wishing to call themselves religious, and define themselves as "cultural Jews" or "traditionalists".
But there is also a growing group of Jews in Denmark who seek to return to the religious and spiritual values of Judaism, entirely separate from the law aspect. Jewish mysticism exerts great attraction, even among Jews without much contact with the community.
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Get a discount of 10% at selected cafés by showing your ticket from the museum (Photo: Eddie Michel Azoulay).
- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark
The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...
September - May:
Tuesday - Friday: 13 - 16
Saturday - Sunday: 12 - 17
June - August
Tuesday - Sunday: 10-17