The title of my blog post today is a quote from this news article: http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2017/03/08/Students-set-up-museum-to-teach-Holocaust-horrors.html
A large glass jar held 580,000 grains of rice — the contents of a 20-pound bag — on display against a dark backdrop at St. Joseph School’s middle school campus in Sylvania.
A piece of paper next to the jar posed a somber question: “How many jars of rice would it take to represent the 7 million Jews that died during the Holocaust?”
The grim visual was the last of seven stations in a temporary Holocaust memorial museum created by Lynn Heintschel’s eighth-grade class.
The three-week-long research project is a precursor to the students’ annual visit to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Mich.
All 77 eighth graders go on the field trip, but only Ms. Heintschel’s class dedicates an entire unit to learning about the Holocaust.
The news article does not explain “the Biblical reason” in the headline of the article.
We know from the Bible that Jews are hated because the Romans wanted Jesus to be killed and they got the Jews to do it.
I think that this annual project is not a good way to teach students about Jews. The children should be taught WHY Jews have been hated since the beginning of time. And why they will continue to be hated until the end of time.
Does the Bible say that Jews are hated because they lie, steal and cheat? I don’t know; I don’t read the Bible.