Israeli Sites in Cetnral Israel: Beit Hatfutsot

Welcome to the Jewish Museum

Beit Hatfutsot is one of the must go sites for every Jew in Israel. Beit Hatuftsot is also known as “the museum of the Jewish people”, and is dedicated to tell the story of Judaism with all of the interlaced stories it includes. Whether it be different streams in Judaism or the diaspora of the religion and the way it grew in different parts of the world, Beit Hatfutsot is the all-inclusive preserver of knowledge and artifacts that form the Jewish narrative. Read more if you want to know about this incredible museum.

 

Discover Your Own Heritage

As with any other museum, Beit Hatfutsot always has standing exhibitions about Jewish history and prominent people who were Jewish (now, for example, they are hosting an exhibition focusing on Bob Dylan), but in addition to these fascinating exhibitions the museum does more on a daily basis that warrants the investment of at least a day.

Amongst these ongoing functions include several that might be exremley relevant to you. The biggest feature of Beit Hatfutsot is that it contains the most exhaustive genealogical database of the Jewish people. If you are able to come with sufficient information (name of parents, grandparents and great grandparents if possible) you can discover who were your ancestors, where they came from, and even discover new relatives (just in case you don’t have too many already).

When you find information about your own heritage, Beit Hatfutsot also gives you many ways to understand the information better. An entire section of the museum contains all possible information about different Jewish communities throughout the world and many times. If you want to hear the story of where you are from, this is the place to hear it.

In addition to these features, Beit Hatfutsot also contains other Jewish gems for the masses. There us a section of the museum dedicated for free excess to Jewish photographs and videos that document interesting events such as the immigration to Israel. The museum also features a Jewish instruments and music section for those who wish to learn more about the Jewish sound and its unique Klezmer instruments.

For more information, visit: http://www.bh.org.il/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwtu3GBRDY6ZLY1erL44EBEiQAAKIcvr3rNeTZrKDgm-1Vt2XNMCkjpN0p18HX5brtRI2c8IEaAn_v8P8HAQ

Attractions in the Area

What to see: The Plamach Museum, dedicated to the Israeli military organization that preceded the IDF, tells a very interesting story about a country in becoming. The Palmach Museum is located in Haim Levanon st. 10. The Israeli Museum in Tel Aviv is also just by it.

Where to Eat: Bundle Café is one of the most lively and diverse spots in Tel Aviv, and it is within walking distance of Beit Hatfutsot. If you want to grab lunch or just sit back and think about your experiences, you would do well by yourself to visit 50 Brodtzski street and relax.