In 2014, there are the same amount of tests on morals and acceptance as there were 100 years back or so. When Jewish immigrants came to America they weren’t accepted, they wanted freedom to carry out their religion, but many American citizens weren’t ready to accept this. During the time America was founded, Christianity was the overall religion, even though America was founded on equality and freedom it only pertained to select groups, therefore those who were Jewish were given grief over what they believed. Eventually acceptance was gained, which brings up a question about controversial issues today: Will debatable issues that we currently face become accepted like we have seen in the past?
Your probably wondering just how this relates back to the National American Jewish History Museum, well here’s how! In the museum there’s a neat room filled with controversial topics plastered on the wall and in the middle of the room there’s a table filled with sticky notes that either say YES! NO! or MAYBE! The point of this room, if you haven’t guessed yet, is to ask those who go to the museum what their beliefs are on today’s issues.
SO, the next time you plan to visit the Jewish History Museum be sure to check out this great interactive room! For more info on controversial topics such as gay marriage, the death penalty, abortion, use of non-renewable’s and anything else check out: ProCon.org. My composition teacher from last year (yay I’m going to the 10th grade!) used this sight to find topics for my class to debate on, it’s rather neat.
No matter what you believe or not, we can all agree that the National American Jewish History Museum is awesome! Go! Now! Go on! Check them out today!