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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

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Address: Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv 6139202, Israel
Phone Number: 97237457808
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and...

Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. Beit Hatfutsot conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.

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Diaspora section was great!

I liked this museum. The first part goes thru all the customs and practices of the Jewish people. So if you were not familiar with these things, it is a great place to start... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
HelenS247
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San Antonio, Texas

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Wisconsin
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good concept but the displays are woefully dated. They have not been updated in 30 years, the concept is great but really a bit disappointing.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked this museum. The first part goes thru all the customs and practices of the Jewish people. So if you were not familiar with these things, it is a great place to start. Then it moves on to tell the stories of the Jewish people who dispersed to other countries. So it's like two museums rolled into one. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The first floor (actually on 2nd floor of building) of the museum seems to be geared towards those with limited Jewish knowledge, covering the basics about Jewish faith and practice. The layout isn't clear and the research centre computers are old, slow and not easy to use. The second floor has more detail and may be more informative. It follows... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The history of the Jewish people from all corners of the world. This really is a gem for the educated. The chance to find out family connections and learn true stories is a once in a lifetime. Outstanding place.

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London England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Sadly we only had a few hours to look round this museum as we arrived late in the day. But you could spend all day here - reading and following an audio guide. It is so interesting and informative and a wonderful way to immerse yourself in Jewish history. It is well done and flows well and you can while... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This museum is a place of connection, of revelations and it helps people from all over the world to find out about their relatives, the Jews as a religious people and as incredibly as it seems as a society. One might learn about a culture that has survived political, religious persecution and remains strong and a people that learnt to... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, it is a bit difficult to find. Parking is competitive with the university students and is difficult. The main exhibit has not been updated in years and is definitely showing its age.

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Thank Richard Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The exhibits were so interesting and diverse. We've been to Israel many times and went to this Museum about 30 years ago. It is lovely now and I would certainly recommend it.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Useful museum for those with more limited knowledge about Jewish history. Needs to update and modernize how things are presented. In many areas the displays were too dark, the text was not visible and repairs were needed. A new museum is apparently planned. Good idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I´ve loved this museum. Very nice to go around. A lot of information about Jewish people. And very beautifully set. I strongly recommend . It´s inside Tel Aviv University.

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