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“Essential history of the plight of the Jewish people” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)

Museum of the Jewish People (Bet Hatefutsoth)
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Full-Day Tel Aviv City Tour
Ranked #20 of 255 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.
Boston
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Essential history of the plight of the Jewish people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The Diaspora Museum (also known as the Museum of the Jewish People, or Beit Hatfutsot) is located through Matiyahu Gate #2 of Tel Aviv University, on Klausner Street. It is essential for understanding how the Jewish people were unfairly driven from one country after another through their history while making invaluable contributions to the arts and sciences throughout history and most importantly in modern times. There is a stunning collection of models of famous synagogues in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. There is also a genealogy section where you can research and computer terminals where you can add to existing compilations. Instructions are available in multiple languages. The museum is very extensive and it takes at least four hours to do it justice. No advance appointment is necessary. It is open Sunday-Tuesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It is closed on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays.

Visited October 2012
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liveoak2
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a dated and average museum which did have however a series of great models of Jewish worship sites around the world.
This was the best part of the museum

Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fascinating museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

brings the interesting history of the diaspora together and explains the ingathering of the Jewish people back to their homeland. the museum is well done, and curated impeccably. Try to follow a guide, they're great.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews
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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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Newington, Ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“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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