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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

Address: Klausner Street, Matiyahu Gate #2 | Tel Aviv University Campus, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: +972 3646 2020
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Ranked #18 of 146 Attractions in Tel Aviv
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of Tel Aviv University, this museum chronicles the story of the Jewish people...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Some years ago this was the most fascinating museum but it has faded and now appears desperately dated . The story it tells remains fascinating but the museum is in desperate need of massive investment.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We thought the Amy Winehouse exhibit was a little odd when we started the tour, but at the end, we decided we enjoyed it the most of anything there. It's very Ashkenazi-oriented, with a few exhibits of Jews from Asian countries thrown in for exotic effect. A lot of the technology doesn't work. There are dead bugs in some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

This v moder museum offers a great perspective of the zJeeish people, culture and architecture throughout the world. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Really liked this museum and found it gave a decent amount of weighting to various different Jewish communities and particularly rarer ones you would never really hear about such as the Cochin Indian Jews and Kaifeng Chinese Jews. Being someone who is a big of a fan of maps and particularly the mapping of humanities, I really loved that I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are in the Ram Aviv area, near the Tel Aviv U campus, this is worth spending a couple of hours to visit. Would not plan my day around it. There are some interesting displays and good information, especially for those not that familiar with the history of the Jewish people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Located on Tel Aviv University Campus excellent exhibition of Jewish life mainly in exile. Interesting models of old synagogues in Spain and in Eastern Europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

An interestingly laid out museum but sadly some of the interactive exhibits were not functioning. The lighting is somewhat subdued and gives one the permanent sense of gloom. Whilst Jewish History is certainly permeated with many tragedies visited upon them throughout the millennia, culminating in the holocaust of just seventy years ago, the survival of this resilient, resourceful and energetic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you have jewish roots, that you could follow the threads to your ancestors , here, with these computores. There is a nice cafeteria, an auditorium and beautiful beginning of hebrew reading for children in their 5-7 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nahum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora (Beth Hatefutsoth) is a museum of history and anthropology dedicated to Jewish communities in the world. The museum was founded in 1978 after 10 years of construction. The museum is a part of the campus of Tel Aviv University, and also has an educational center for study of Jewish folklore. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

No matter how much you think you know about the Jewish Diaspora, the displays, films and research facilities at this museum on Tel Aviv University campus will blow you away. Use their audio tour to enhance your experience.

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