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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, Israel
Phone Number: +972 3646 2020
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Description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the...
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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incredible place

iv'e been in there when i were at grade c, my school's tour, and i enjoyed of watching the item which deacribes the Israeli heritage from the begining until now. i give 5 stars to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

iv'e been in there when i were at grade c, my school's tour, and i enjoyed of watching the item which deacribes the Israeli heritage from the begining until now. i give 5 stars to the museum, you rather go there and have fun :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it is must for evry juish to visit and lern his history thru the history of the juish people geogrficly from wer they com customs and belives

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

An excellent museum to experience the Diaspora, the spreading of the Jewish People all across the world. A must visit when in Tel Aviv!

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The history of the Jews in the Diaspora is brilliantly displayed in this museum which is at the University of Tel Aviv. It is not far from the city center and is accessible by taxi or bus. The museum will be entirely renovated in 2017. It is worth visiting.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This museum is a great way to learn more about the history of the Jewish people from the destruction of the 2nd Temple to the creation of the State of Israel. I found it very informative and a must if you're visiting the city. They also have really interesting temporary exhibits like Amy Winehouse, Jewish mysticism, and others!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Not a nice experience unfortunately. Needs to be updated, renewed and make it more interesting. It's quite old fashion, audios don't work very well and in general not too interesting. Sorry.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We thought the museum was very informational. I came out learning quite a bit. The book store is nice and the staff will even call a taxi for you. They gave us a discount for being faculty and even let us pay at the end of our museum visit. They were short staffed. It was quite busy. Some of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

So the name of the museum underplays how interesting this place is, even for people who don't consider themselves Jewish History buffs (me). I especially enjoyed the models of shuls/ synagogues/ betei knesset around the world.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

What a shame ,I found this very poor and the whole experience I found very dated ,a large group of Americans were upset the gift shop was shut ,which I found daft as gift shops are good revenue . Shut it down for 12 months get some fresh ideas with some 21st century ideas ,I think a really good museum... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

There was so much to see and we didn't have enough time. We were disappointed that gift shop was closed as I wanted to get something for my granddaughter who was on her first trip to Israe.

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