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Jew in the Box

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The Jewish Museum in Berlin is currently staging what's become known as the "Jew in the Box" exhibit to teach visitors about Judaism — simply featuring one knowledgeable Jewish person who sits in a chair in a glass box for two hours a day and answers questions from the curious. Both supporters ("We Germans have many insecurities when it comes to Jews") and critics ("Why don't they give him a banana and a glass of water [and] turn up the heat?") are plentiful.

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