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April 4th, 2013
03:46 PM ET

Museum defends 'Jew in a Box' exhibit

(CNN)–Curator Michal Friedlander of the Jewish Museum in Berlin defends a controversial exhibition titled "Jew in a Box."

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Judaism

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  1. buongiorno

    to further the truth for the UGLY NON BELIEVERS JESUS IS REAL & AND LOOK AROUND HE IS COMING AND YOU CANT STOP HIM

    April 11, 2013 at 11:19 am |
    • Kristin

      Fk off retard.

      April 12, 2013 at 8:15 am |
    • atheos

      you mean the jewish zombie apocalypse is really going to happen?!! Oh noes!!

      April 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm |
  2. buongiorno

    my opinion is one of many, I believe people are their own worst enemy and demise! because of selfish hate self centered behavior and greed; there is only one destination for them. To be miserable in their own skin for eternity!

    April 11, 2013 at 10:36 am |
  3. Adam Read

    At what point will the discussion begin that the ancient Jews were a culture of oral tradition...or more accurately story telling. It might stand to reason that in times of stress, the stories often get bigger.

    The first big story appears to be in Egypt, during the time of Moses, as Pharaoh allegedly drowns nearly every Hebrew boy (Exodus 1:22). Perhaps this could be equivalent to an early form of a holocaust. Interestingly enough, the God that shows up during this heightened time of stress also drowns many people in a payback story we often call The Great Flood.

    The second big story seems to show up during the Roman empire...when Jesus arrives and claims to be God. The very odd thing about this story line is that Jesus doesn't really seem to be all that smart. He doesn't understand that there are more ways to get your point across than being a show off...always telling people to follow you. Because he doesn't seem to know how to listen very well, he gets people mad at him...and they eventually kill him. To me, it looks a little more like self-inflicted persecution, as a healthy version of a Wonderful Counselor should have done more listening than talking.

    So, I'm just wondering if and when the Bible is officially disproven...say, in a court of law based on much more rigorous methods of assessment than just archeology and history (i.e., forensics), how will the Jews respond? It would seem that if the Bible goes down, the Jews are going to be in a major hot-seat, as they appear to be the only authors of the books of the Bible.

    I wonder what the Jew in the Box might say about this? This concerns me.

    April 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm |
    • Boilermakernurse

      What? Here is what the "Jew in the box" would say..."Are you a moron? The great flood happened many years before Moses. Also, Jews do not recognize Jesus as the son of God. He was just a guy from Nazareth. In fact, Jews do not follow the New Testament."

      April 11, 2013 at 10:21 am |
  4. Adam Read

    There are two kinds of Wonderful Counselors. Some think they are wonderful because they feel they have all the answers. Others become wonderful by reputation because they know how to listen.

    April 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm |
  5. Joel

    All this evil we see in the world will soon pass away. The problem is, it will probably get a whole lot worse before it gets better. For the believer in Yeshua/Jesus we have hope. Hope that begins now, and extends through all eternity. I'm so glad that I have trusted Yeshua as my hope of salvation. He is the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world. May you find hope in Him as well, and recognize that His kingdom is an eternal kingdom where righteousness will dwell. Shalom

    April 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm |
  6. HeavenSent

    Heaven sent us earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters, plus typhoid, meningitis, other contagious diseases, plus cancers too varied to list. And I get very sore when I get carnal all by myself.

    Wow, god must be quite an ass hole.

    April 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm |
  7. HeavenSent

    Heaven sent us earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters, plus typhoid, meningitis, other contagious diseases, plus cancers too varied to list.

    Wow, god must be quite an ass hole.

    April 7, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensent is a sore loser and proves it each time he steals my handle to write his nonsense.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm |
  8. Answerman

    In short, if you goto the pagan pharmascy rather than to God, you are stupid. 🙂

    April 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm |
    • .

      Don't break your leg or get cancer. Idiot.

      April 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
    • Mrs. Pepperpot

      I find your views incredibly myopic, and I hope that nobody with a mental illness is ignorant enough to listen to you.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
  9. Answerman

    That Jesus is Jehovah is laughable. 'Jehovah' is a name recorded over 7000 times in our earliest bible maniscrupts along with the name of Jesus. That you confuse 'Jesus' with 'Jevovah' is proof of your ignorance of what God's word calls 'Truth'.
    "What is truth?" said Caesar, a pagan, and you!

    April 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

      Isaiah 55:8

      Amen.

      April 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Answerman,

      Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

      Isaiah 7:14

      Amen.

      Immanuel.in Hebrew means God with us. As in walking in the flesh.

      April 7, 2013 at 7:41 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      To my cats, the sound of my fat belly rumbling is not a good sign.

      April 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensent is a sore loser.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      My throat gets sore from the furballs but I do get some protein intake.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Heaven sent us earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters, plus typhoid, meningitis, other contagious diseases, plus cancers too varied to list.

      Wow, god must really be quite an ass hole.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensent listens to his fake preacher instead of reading the Torah on his own. After reading the Torah, continue with your studies and read the Bible.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
  10. Answerman

    John 1:1 has been mistranslated in modern english bibles just as Paul and John's word "pharmakeia (see above) have been purposely mistranslated to mislead the willing.)
    "In the beinning was the Word (Jesus) and the word was God" says modern english transtations of the bible. However, if you spend a few moments investigating this for yourself, you will find that the earliest manusripts clearly define the difference between a god and God himself.
    Jesus Christ is a god. The origninal meaning of "god" as written in koine greek which all english bibles are translated from is "a mighty spirit creature", which Jesus certainly is. Yet, even God's enemies which include Satan are a god to many, yet not the one true God.
    JESUS is a god. But he is not God himself and never did he make the claim that he was. In fact, he claimed that he spoke the words of his Father and not his own words.
    That Jesus is Jehovah (Jehovah being a name recoreded over 7000 times in the earliest maniscripts) is laughable.
    Ha ha on you. 🙂

    April 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • .

      Oh, yeah, we should take the inerrant word of an anonymous internet poster over Biblical scholars why.....? Oh, that's right. We don't. Hilarious how some people rationalize their cherry-picking to support whatever retarded "cause" they have.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Jesus warned us (Matthew 23:1-39) about who sat in the lead roles in the churches, synagogues, any/all false religions today and specifically told us to read and study His truth (the Bible) so that we can sharpen our knowledge with those that profess to know him whether they are teaching His truth or the lies of man.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
    • .

      Answerman lies, this is true, HeavenSent.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Answermqan, raad Psalms 22 again.

      April 7, 2013 at 6:57 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Heaven sent us earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters, plus typhoid, meningitis, other contagious diseases, plus cancers too varied to list.

      Wow, god must be quite an ass hole.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensent is a sore loser. LOL

      April 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm |
  11. Answerman

    If Jesus were in fact God, David would have known this and would have not written Psalm 110:1, where David clearly shows that Jesus is not God.

    April 7, 2013 at 3:42 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Jews want to tell us the end of the movie after they walked out of the theater 1/2 through the viewing; In simple English, read all of God's truth which is the OT and the NT.

      Luke 20

      April 7, 2013 at 4:06 pm |
    • Ted

      HeavenSent, the whole movie is fiction, and anyway the Harry Potter series is vastly better. If you think otherwise, then present some evidence for your sky fairy, or shove your fat lazy ass off into silence. You are one of the most despised posters on this blog, and you suck shit bigtime.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Ted, Harry Potter, as with the Lord of the Rings was taken from Jesus' truth. You'd know this if you ever read the Bible. Same with Wizard of Oz.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The truth is, I like cats. Hoards of them. Even if a few end up inside of me.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensant's rabbi is Rabbie Putz teaching the ways of man.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm |
  12. Answerman

    @HeavenSent...good pont! Jesus Christ is God's son, NOT God himself.
    Thank you for quoting Psalm 110:1, where David clearly pointed this out by writing "The Lord [God] said unto my [David's] lord [Jesus] "Sit at my right hand.."
    Only minds altered by banned pharmakeia have confused Jesus as being his own father.

    April 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Jesus is God in the Flesh. God promised He'd send man a messiah. Who better to send, then to send Himself.

      April 7, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      John 10:30-33

      Amen.

      April 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm |
    • .

      Crack is whack.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

      Isaiah 7:14

      Amen.

      April 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The sound of cutlery is not a good sign for my cats.

      April 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      I smile because phony heavensent is still a sore loser.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      My throat gets sore from all those stuck furballs.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Jesus is god in the flesh. And you know I like flesh. So carnal. It's delicious. Well maybe the feline stuff isn't but I've gotten used to it.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Phony heavensent was born, bread, listens and believes the lies of man.

      April 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm |
  13. Answerman

    ...called "National Defense". Proof that millions of Americans have been altered by Nazi developed pharmaceuticals can be found in America's nationwide obesity epidemic and failing national report card where the avg. Amwrican adult can only comprehend info written on the 8th grade reading level.
    For a fact, the avg. Ivy League grad student (Yale, Harvard, etc) fails the 1901 8th grade final exam. (source: a 14 million dollar/most comprehensive ever study of US ADULT LITERACY SURVEY 2002-2006)
    That SSRI anti-depressants make you fat and stupid can be found by reading the required FDA warning lables for every "back box" pharmaceutical: CAUTION: this drug is known to cause brain damage and weight gain.

    April 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  14. Answerman

    The answer is 'Yes', there are over 10,000 "Jews in a box" currently buried beneath Bayer AG's world headquarters. (directly beneath and around Bayer's famous giant Aspirin Bottle office tower)
    Bayer's world headquarters were built on top of the old WWII corprate concentration camp ran by Bayer and IG Farben where thousands of Jewish women and children were expirimented on. (a warcrime) Only 8 of these doctors who were members of the nazi political party were prosecuted at Nuremburg tribunals. The other 1000 (or so) Nazi Bayer AG DOKTORS were smuggled out of Germany and in-to the USA by the US government via recently declassified "Operation Paperclip" whereby they continued developing mind-altering pharmaceuticals that millions of Americans, yes, eve are addicted to today. (Americans like Pastor Rick's son, the "Auroura Shooter", the Columbine Kids, etc etc etc, are and have been addicted to.
    For a fact, the US TAXPAYER spends more on drugs for themselves and others than is spent on what is...
    So addicted

    April 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
    • .

      Not only are you nuts, you will use other people's tragedy's to further your agenda...have you no shame?
      No. Of course not. You're nuts.
      Answerman? No. Assholeman is more fitting.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm |
    • Dippy

      It's "tragedies, not "tragedy's". Learn to form a simple plural, if you can.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
    • .

      Not only are you nuts, you will use other people’s tragedies to further your agenda…have you no shame?
      No. Of course not. You’re nuts.
      Answerman? No. Assholeman is more fitting.

      There, Dipshit. All better. Now, fuck off.

      April 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm |
  15. Flung

    Judaism is dying a long, lingering death. Well-deserved, long-overdue, and it looks to me like it will take a few decades more for these racists to discard their prejudices and psychotic indoctrination and start joining the rest of humanity.
    They were chosen by nothing. They are just people. But racist, dogmatic thinking puts them on a level equal to any uneducated bigot brainwashed into a middle-eastern religious cult. So far every rabbi I read about is the worst scum on the planet, but that is because of the scam they have been running for thousands of years. Time to stop the racism.

    April 7, 2013 at 2:02 pm |
  16. Seyedibar

    Hardly a reason to get upset, especially now that modern history and archaeology tell us there was no original jewish faith. Judaism was never anything but a misinterpretation of Egyptian religion using Cannanite mythology. Their holy prophet Moses was the egyptian pharoah Thutmoses. His "Red" Sea was the Reed Sea from egyptian fables. Their Ten Commandments were taken verbatim from the Confessions of Maat. Yahweh's covenant with Israel was direct copy of Ptah's covenant with Memphis. Yahweh isn't even the principal god. He's the son of the god El and Asherah, and the golden bull he spewed hate at was the symbol of his own brother's worship. Also the jewish people are genetically indistinguishable from other people from north africans and southern europeans. It's not a race unto itself. It's an antique culture that no longer has real reason to subsist. Perhaps it's time to put away such silly notions of chosen people and religious races.

    April 7, 2013 at 11:40 am |
    • haw2002

      @Seyedibar: Clearly you have the right story, as even the name of the sea is explained. To wit, they all spoke English, and the Reed Sea became the Red Sea – clear and logical like the rest of the rant. Good job!

      April 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm |
  17. joey

    Germans have nothing to do with this. All Germans are not Nazis.KT the Bible is not confusing,you just dont accept it or God. You want your own easy rules,no condemnation! And whats the We evolved thing? Into What?Critics of everybody and everything?What?

    April 7, 2013 at 11:23 am |
  18. joey

    These are Jewish people. Thats the way they want to express theyre being Jewish. Whats the problem? Theres not anything degrading about it.Levy? You have a big mouth,,lets see you make a statement as to why youre statement is suddenly so important.Take up your own cause.Leave these people alone.

    April 7, 2013 at 11:19 am |
  19. Lanorexic

    Germans will never change. Hitler would be proud!

    April 7, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  20. kt

    The Bible is confusing. We've evolved, it has not. And re: the invitation for LDS– to that I say,"Eww."

    April 7, 2013 at 6:54 am |
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