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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3646 2020
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Ranked #21 of 118 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the story of the Jewish people of Israel over the last 2,500 years.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Well done exhibits - estabished connections between myself and others similar and dissimilar around the world.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great museum. Learned so much and was very moved by the exhibits. Highly recommend. On the beautiful u of tel aviv campus. Interactive nature made it fun!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was the first "must go" place I put on my list for my visit to Israel, but it fell short of my very high expectations. I found the content sporadically interesting, and some of the exhibits unique and well presented. But sonmehow the whole lacked cohesion and context. The biggest disappointment was the vaunted genealogical research database which in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Absolutely superb- set in the grounds of Tel Aviv University. This is a must visit and explain very well the history of the Jewish People.

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked a private tour in advance, and felt that we benefitted greatly. More than two hours of detail about Jewish life, history and models of great synagogues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a well laid out museum on the grounds Tel Aviv university. It is a modern building with artifacts from all over the world outlining the history of the Jewish people since the destruction of the second temple in 70 CE. Beautiful artwork and moving artifacts as well as very interesting models of synagogues all over the world. Well... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On a recent trip to Israel, I saw five museums: The Tel Aviv Art Museum; The Israel Museum; Museum of the Biblical Lands; and Yad Vashem. I had expected to be overwhelmed at Yad Vashem, but it was at Bet Hatefutsoth that there were tears in my eyes through out. Perhaps this is because my family descends through Lithuanian shtetl... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

As a result, the parts of the permanent collection actually available for viewing were mighty limited - very few artifacts or pieces of art. The one redeeming aspect was an awesome exhibit on traditional wedding dresses from Jewish communities around the world that had been refashioned into sleek, modern, inventive gowns by contemporary designers.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

THis a palce that must be visited while in Tel Aviv. No matter how many times I visited it, there is always something new to see and experience.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I've been there several times and this time I enjoyed even moreEvery time you can learn the rich information and knowledge more and more ..

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