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Sometimes A Condom Just Isn’t Enough

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

“Jew In A Box”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany has a new exhibit that’s very controversial. For a few hours a day, a Jewish man or woman sits inside a glass box and answers questions about  Jewish life.  Named  “The Whole Truth – Everything You Wanted To Know About Jews,” it includes everything from yamakas to a display which asks: “Who’s A Jew?”

If you’re Jewish, Germany is not a popular address.  In a country of 82,000,000 million people, there are only 200,000 Jews (left.)  Few Germans today were alive during the Holocaust.  Most have not even met a Jewish person.

Although the exhibit is very popular, there are a few critics.

“Why don’t they just give him a banana, turn up the heat, and make the Jew feel really cozy in his glass box?” a prominent Berlin Jewish leader said.  Oy-veh!

The good thing about great art is it engages people to think and question.  And in this case, it’s Kosher.