Tuesday, June 21, 2005


There is a new theme park opening in Eilat this week. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun and I emailed my mom with the link because they are going to be here after it opens. It is biblically based which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

Will it be like reading the "bible stories" that really have no basis in tradition, and are made for children who have no background in religion? Will there be a lack of tznius in the actual attractions, such as showing Shlomo's wives scantily clad?

Or will it have more taste and keep in mind the sensitivities of a large segment of the population?

What is the issue? The issue is how Jewish history and culture will be portrayed in the still forming minds of children. A visual will stay with children and when they learn about something in school, they will see it through the visual they wre given. If it was disney land, i don't think it would bother me that much, but don't show me or my kids the matriarchs in bikinis.

That would definitely color the children's future understanding and relationship with the concepts we push as role models.


Just Shu said...

I hope insteadof Mickey Mouse they have someone is a Moses cotsume

Just Shu said...

and the ride through teh dessert can be the roller coaster ride

mom said...

I never got the email, try again