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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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A must-visit museum in Tel Aviv

This is a magnificent museum that houses, among many other things, files of people who perished in the Holocaust that were contributed by volunteers. It was very moving for me to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent museum that houses, among many other things, files of people who perished in the Holocaust that were contributed by volunteers. It was very moving for me to read about family members I never knew who perished in the Shoah.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This museum has a fascinating story to tell, but the lack of maintenance to the exhibits detracts from the bigger picture. Lightbulbs were out, letters missing from wall quotes and some descriptions were faded and illegible. The design and layout is also very dated. I am sure when the museum opened it was state of the art, but now its... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I have been to this museum many times over the past 20 years. It has a great wealth of information .However , I found that the museum has not kept up with the times. the lighting was poor for some of the exhibits The graphics are staid and show the age of the museum . The museum appears to need... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The worn out state of this museum made me sad. Such a great and important history of the Jewish people deserves a first class presentation. Almost half a floor was dedicated to a frank presentation of the horrible things that so called "Christians" have done to the Jews throughout history. This story needs to be told. It would be nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I only went for the exhibition on Israeli and Jewish fashion designers, but the quality was not all there and the content felt a little forced and minimal. The experience overall however was positive, and the gentleman on the desk when I went was a joy and so helfpul! Take the time there because you cannot read everything and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Don't miss this wonderful museum. Three floors of impeccably done exhibits covering historical events, traditions and cultural similarities and differences of groups of Jews in the diaspora and what they bring with them to Eretz Yisrael upon return. I especially enjoyed the differences in social structures of different communities. There were exhibits about ritual and family, survival and politics through... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My family spent a month in Isreal and we got to see a lot great museums and historic sites in TA and other parts of Israel. This museum was not among them. A lot of the exhibits seemed dated. Signs next to some the exhibits were missing letters. I understand that the museums willl be undergoing some significant upgrades in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This museum had great exhibits and educational videos about Jewish history and culture throughout the ages. The museum also showcases special exhibits that will surely resonate with the visiting public. When I visited there was an exhibit featuring Amy Winehouse and also a section presented the works of Jewish couturiers. This is a museum to visit when in Tel-Aviv.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

With a guide this museum trip was tailored to our party and we had the loveliest guide Meira. The museum is set out in 'gates' showing the progress of Jewry through the ages. This is not a museum more a cultural story of the survival of the Jewish people pervading and lasting through many persecutions. Well worth a visit and... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Walked around TA University and decided to go into the lobby of the Museum. Found the are where you can research your family. The database is not on line yet, but they are working on making it accessible. Worth uploading your family GEDCOM file to add to their database!

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