ORLANDO -- The Holy Land Experience, a controversial,
religious-oriented attraction announced in 1999, is set to open in
Orlando on Feb. 5.
The attraction will contain biblical recreations from Israel's
According to reports, Zion's Hope, an Orlando-based ministry
that owns the attraction, plans to use some of the proceeds from
merchandise and admission sales to further a goal to convert Jews
The Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis, critical of that mission
and the negative image of first-century Jews that it claims will be
portrayed at the attraction, asked leaders of various Jewish
denominations to tell their congregants not to visit it.