The Museum of the Jewish People Tel AvivTel Aviv travel guide
The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv opened to the public recently with interactive displays, films, and objects that cover the whole range of Jewish culture, history, and civilization. The museum is very big, with 6,700 square meters of space on three floors. The first floor, called “The Mosaic,” is all about modern Jewish identity and culture. Some of the objects on display include the typewriter of Nobel Prize-winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, the guitar that Leonard Cohen played during his last concert in Israel, and the collar worn by late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Museum of the Jewish People is the largest and most comprehensive Jewish museum in the world. It is over 72,000 sq.ft., and it tells the story of Jews throughout the world, historically, from Abraham up until this day, and also in terms of the breadth of Jewish identity in terms of cultural beliefs.
Some of the exhibits in the Jewish museum are about things that happened a long time ago. One of the exhibits is about a group of people who were forced to convert to Islam, but they kept their Judaism a secret. The women in the group used to wear special necklaces with a picture of Fatima on them. That way, if they were ever stopped and asked what they were doing, they could say they were just good Muslims.
The museum is called “Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People”. It was built to replace an old museum of the Jewish Diaspora. The new museum was built over the past 10 years and was funded by the State of Israel, the Nadav Foundation, and private philanthropy. The museum is intended to help people learn about the history and culture of the Jewish people.
Address: Klausner St 15, Tel Aviv