Is the Museum of the Bible fair to Jewish people?

Beth Caplan discusses the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., and some reactions to it.

Sarahbeth Caplin

The new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. spends what seems to be a disproportionate amount of time on the history of the Old Testament rather than the New, according to a review in the Washington Post.

That’s significant to many since that’s the section of the Bible without Jesus (depending on who you ask, anyway). The museum gift shop also sells Jewish items such as menorahs and mezuzahs, and the sounds of people praying in Hebrew can be heard through loudspeakers.23632749_1476056779175942_5096670486519628785_oIn many ways, then, the museum seems like a very Jew-friendly place. Yet many Jews are skeptical of the museum. Why is that?

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