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Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)
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$93*
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Full-Day Tel Aviv City Tour
Ranked #20 of 256 things to do in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people. Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. Beit Hatfutsot conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.
Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Unfortunately, this museum is falling apart. We were very much looking forward to the exhibit on the diaspora, but the information was poorly displayed. We feel like we learned more about the diaspora from wikipedia than the museum. None of the interactive stations work. Best part was an amazing artist's sculpture, but unfortunately even the plaque explaining it was missing letters.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Newington, Ct
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“A family museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our grandchildren were entranced with the minature temples both old and new from all over the world; the cultural aspects of the Jewish people over the ages is very asthetically displayed.

Visited November 2012
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Hadera, Israel
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“Roots”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The place to see the history and variety of life of the Jewish people in their wandering throughout the world.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
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“We revisited Beit Hatfutsot (TelAviv) and enjoyed a new exhibition about Bukhara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Beit Hatfutsot is really a unique place for us, so we just keep coming every couple of years. Last week we once again had a chance to explore the permanent exhibition, with all the wonderful synagogue miniatures.

But mostly we love the new exhibition about the Jews of Bukhara.

Our grandchildren had a great time at the "ABAGADA" gallery for children, which is like a playground with attractions and fun games about the Hebrew language.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“A very nice museum of Jewish history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is a great museum, especially if you have a Jewish ancestry in your family.
Other than the interesting exhibits about the Jewish diaspora, the museum also serves as a research center for family trees (you can enter you last name and see where your Jewish ancestors came from).
While the museum itself might be considered a tad dated, it's still a very nicely laid out museum.
highly recommended if you're into Jewish history.

Visited February 2012
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