Yesterday afternoon I went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaustin Lower Manhattan. The three-story, multi-media museum gives a comprehensive look into Jewish life, history and culture—from its origins all the way through the present. On the first floor, I was able to view beautiful scrolls, ceremonial outfits and contracts, as well as intricately designed objects used during holidays and events. I was especially drawn to a large panel used for a sukkah—a temporary hut constructed for use during the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot. A video was playing next to the display, where the descendants of the man who owned this particular panel told stories of their great-grandfather and this tradition. The second floor examines Jewish life from 1930 to 1945, including Jewish persecution in the media, World War 2, the Holocaust, and the often difficult, bureaucratic struggle to leave war-torn Europe. The third floor of the museum currently houses the colorful exhibition Hava Nagila A Song For the People. The exhibition—bathed in hues of red, orange, yellow and teal—traces the song's origins and how mainstream musicians have brought the popular song to a wider audience. For more on the museum, click here.