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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 #14 of 111 attractions in Tel Aviv
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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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

years of Jewish diaspora in one place very intresting We visited this museum for 3 hours and yet much more was to be seen.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Also known as the "Diaspora Museum," this museum exposes you to an in-depth history of where, how, and why the Jewish people spread all over the world, how they maintained their culture and religion, and the many ways they adapted. It is a combination of history and anthropology and religion. We made it a point to go to the museum... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited this museum for two hours and yet much more was to be seen. The descriptions are difficult to read in small typescript with insufficient light. Also little use is made of modern digital techniques. The genealogical data are not up to date. For everyone who wants to know more about the diaspora of the Jewish people this museum... More

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Boise, Idaho
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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This museum covers thousands of years of Jewish diaspora history. The displays are limited and the artifacts few. However, there is a lot of information displayed throughout and it makes for an interesting afternoon.

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Portsmouth UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very interesting especially the models of old synagogues. Best to start at the top floor which has the most interesting historical displays.

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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The museum into some parts which include history, casual exhibition and a special one for young children- Ah,Ba,Ga,Da. This exhibition is a wonderful adventure for children. Recomended for a mutual time sharing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Interesting museum that would have been a 5-star until about 15 years ago. The museum does not follow a chronological timeline. Rather, it follows 7 distinct "characteristics" of the Jewish people (e.g., culture, architecture, family, etc.). If you go, definitely spend the few minutes in the genealogy section, where you can research your ancestry by family name. I understand the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

In th process of renovations, but interesting exhibits none the less. The museum is located outside the city on university campus, which is fun to see in and of itself. The highlight is by far the replicas of famous synagogues from around the world and the interactive computer station where you can look up relatives.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

spend 2 or 3 hours if you will read everything. its a ery nice place to learn with all your senses and technology shares communication goals. it shows history along the world and thorugh time. closes 4pm, enjoy!

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illinois usa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is the museum of the diaspora--so if you are visiting from the diaspora you are in a way the exhibit. It introduces kids to the idea that jews used to live around the world, including in arab countries. It shows the different traditions of these diverse communities and at the same time shows what joins us. Its more models... More

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