Beit Hatfutsot (Diaspora) Museum

From the Museum’s website:

“Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, is more than a museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people… 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”

BH1The museum showcases the development of Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora, focusing on the unique characteristics of each community while demonstrating how their roots tie them all together. Exhibitions are changing all the time and include many interactive elements. One such element has the visitor pretend that they are a Jew in a specific time and place and then make a decision as to how to deal with a dilemma or crisis typical of the period. The visitor is then given the likely result of his decision.

In addition to stationary and interactive exhibits, Beit Hatfutsot also hosts a wide variety of cultural events and courses meant to enrich the visitor’s knowledge of Jewish history and culture in all its forms. The museum also contains a very large database of information on Jewish communities throughout the world. A few of these communities are on display in the museum’s virtual exhibit section.

Beit Hatfutsot is located within the campus of Tel Aviv University and can be easily reached by bus or by train.

To learn more about the museum and view its virtual exhibits, click on the link below:

http://www.bh.org.il/default.aspx

Published: 20-05-2012