First a note, our plan for today was to hit both the Pompidou Center and the Museum of Jewish Art and History, in that order. But as we discovered, neither museum opens until 11:00am. So what else to do in Paris? Of course, shop.
And before you get the wrong idea, Jake can shop with the best of them. We hit the Echo store, a store called Forever ... something (I don't remember) a chotchkey store (for some berets), and one other place that alludes me - all within a block of our apartment (I swear, we haven't left this area other than to go to Sunday's market yet).
Then we returned to the Pompidou Center, which had just opened, and had a line for security (basically just a bag check), that snaked all the way out from the museum, through the plaza, to the area in front of the stores.
So we went to plan B. We headed over to the Jewish Museum, which had absolutely no line.
We went through security (metal detector and bag x-ray), and entered the museum. The kids (under 18) were free and now the museum is covered by the Museum Pass (it wasn't in 2006) and that still includes the audio tour for free - yeah.
So we got our audio stuff and headed out. This museum doesn't take long to get through (in Sammi method, look and walk, look and walk), maybe 45 minutes - longer if you listen to some of the commentary (as Jake did), maybe 75 minutes - longer still if you listen to most of the commentary (as I did in 2006).
I still found it an interesting museum, and if you want to learn a bit about the culture and religious items of the Jews in Europe (and even further afield - they have Torah decorations from Shanghai), I say it's worth a visit.