Dozens of angry Orthodox Jews gathered outside a controversial wax museum depicting scenes of Jewish life which just opened in New York City. The dark humor and hyperbolic drama associated with the wax museum has been called blasphemy by many Jewish leaders, who demanded they shutter the doors before they open.
Some scenes on display have elicited such heated outrage that psalm vigils have been called to prevent such destructive exhibits from being shown to the public. The new museum features exhibits that show:
Rav Shach strangling a lubavitcher
Buchrim in Khlem learning in a burning beis medrish
Potifar’s wife seducing Joseph
Rav Ahron debating with his sister the mathematician
Ultra Orthodox women burning wigs made of Indian hair
Vilna Gaon issuing cherem against chassidim
I don’t know about you, but I’m pumped about the new museum and can’t wait to check it out.