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Beit Hatfutsot Annual Report – 2013

On any given day, The Museum of the Jewish People is alive with the sights and sounds of people encountering new aspects of the Jewish experience. These people – of all ages and backgrounds – discover and create the many different stories that constitute our collective past, present and future – our peoplehood. Whether it [...]

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Israel y las Diásporas en tiempos de guerra

Mariana Herrera & Dina Ergas Guez   Desde el inicio de la operación Margen Protector (la cual busca restablecer la tranquilidad en el sur de Israel) hemos podido ser testigos de cómo una parte importante de la sociedad que ignora la historia de la creación del Estado de Israel y el actual estado de la [...]

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ENTREVISTA CON IRINA NEVZLIN KOGAN

POR BARRY DAVIES, DEL JERUSALEM POST (Traducido del inglés por Kalman Gabay) Una nueva conexión con la Diáspora – Irina Nevzlin Kogan trae consigo  experiencia, liderazgo y pasión al Beit Hatfutsot. Un nuevo hogar para la Diáspora judía.  La impactante Irina Nevzlin Kogan asume el liderazgo del Beit Hatfutsot y su amplio nuevo museo, haciendo [...]

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“La Historia es Sobre el Futuro”: Malcolm I. Hoenlein Obsequia al Beit Hatfutsot El Libro del Dr. Meir Schwartz, “El Pogrom en la Noche de 1938”

Malcolm I. Hoenlein, Dir. Gral./VP Ejecutivo de la Conferencia de Presidentes Obsequia al Beit Hatfutsot – El Museo del Pueblo Judío El Libro del Dr. Meir Schwartz, “El Pogrom en la Noche de 1938” Crónica de los Eventos de “La Noche de los Cristales Rotos” en Alemania Hoy, el Beit Hatfutsot tuvo el privilegio de [...]

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“History is About the Future”: Malcolm I. Hoenlein Visited Beit Hatfutsot

“History is About the Future”: Malcolm I. Hoenlein, CEO/Executive VP of the Conference of Presidents presents to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People Dr. Meir Schwartz’s Book, “Pogrom Night 1938″ Chronicling the Events of Kristallnacht in Germany Beit Hatfutsot had the honor and privilege to host Malcolm I.Hoenlein, CEO/Executive Vice Chairperson of the Conference of Presidents [...]

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Informe Anual Sobre el Programa Inter Generacional “De Generación a Generación”

Esta semana se llevó a cabo en el Beit Hatfutsot, un evento festivo que marcó el final del programa anual escolar “De Generación a Generación (en hebreo: Hakesher Harav Dori). Esta emblemática iniciativa realizada en colaboración con los Ministerios de Educación y de  la Tercera Edad, demuestra el singular puente y conexión existentes entre las [...]

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Cuatro Generaciones asistieron a la Ceremonia de entrega de premios en Beit Hatfutsot, a los ganadores de “Mi Historia Familiar”

Cientos de estudiantes y sus familiares de Israel y de todo el mundo, llegaron al Beit Hatfutsot para participar en el evento de clausura de “Mi Historia Familiar”. Este singular programa educacional, de un año de duración, que se lleva a cabo ya hace 19 años, es uno de los más innovadores y emblemáticos programas [...]

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42 Worldwide Jewish Students Win International Heritage Prize – “My Family Story” Awards Ceremony

Hundreds of kids and their families, representing dozens of countries, packed the museum to participate in a fun-filled, multi-cultural encounter that celebrated this year’s My Family Story competition and exhibit opening. My Family Story developed by the International School for Jewish People Studies at Beit Hatfutsot (ISJPS), enables each student and family to value the [...]

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Shimón Peres, Presidente del Estado de Israel, Coloca la Piedra Fundamental del Nuevo Museo del Pueblo Judío en el Beit Hatfutsot

La semana pasada, el Beit Hatfutsot se honró con la visita del Presidente de Israel, el Sr. Shimón Peres, quien llegó para participar en una ceremonia muy especial: la colocación de la piedra fundamental del nuevo Museo del Pueblo Judío. El Museo está pasando actualmente por una amplia reforma, y la colocación de la piedra [...]

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Homemade Halva Cake for Shavuot

Chef Meir Alalof of Tel-Aviv’s renowned “Messa” restaurant offered an exotic halva cake recipe for Shavuot: “My family came to Israel from Egypt and Turkey, as did halva. It is a traditional Turkish confectionary, and it is also well known in Arab cuisine: in Arabic “halva” means “sweet” or “desserts” “. Dough: 1 kg all-purpose [...]

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President Shimon Peres Lays the Cornerstone for the New Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot

Beit Hatfutsot welcomed Israel’s President Shimon Peres for a special event to lay the cornerstone for the new Museum of the Jewish People. The museum is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation, and the laying of the cornerstone marked an important milestone in the process of its renewal. Approximately 400 guests from Israel and abroad, including [...]

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Congregation Shearith Israel – Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue 360th Anniversary

Congregation Shearith Israel in New York, with which Beit Hatfutsot is enjoying profound partnership, celebrated its 360th anniversary. Beit Hatfutsot’s cooperation with the oldest Jewish congregation in America, will be reinforced with the renewal of The Museum of the Jewish People Core Exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot, to which the congregation has contributed artifacts and knowledge. “We are proud [...]

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Romain Gary’s 100th Birthday

“To renew myself, to relive, to be someone else, was always the great temptation of my existence”. Romain Gary     Today is the birthday of Romain Gary, born Romain Kacew – the renowned French writer and war hero who had published around fifty novels under four different names. All his life he was trying [...]

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“The Success of the Storytellers” by Mordechai (Max) Shatner

In his new book Mordechai (Max) Shatner, Israeli philosopher and artificial intelligence expert, suggests a fresh explanation of the famous Jewish success secret. Apparently, the ancient Jewish art of creating stories is the main source of Jews’ phenomenal success. The diversity of Jewish success led the author to the conclusion that it depends on some [...]

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The Mighty Don and His Descendants

These days in 1492 were fateful and busy for Don Isaac Abrabanel. This prominent philosopher, statesman and financier left nothing undone to convince Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon to revoke the Alhambra decree.  But despite all his efforts, including a huge bribe he offered the monarchs, the Edict of Expulsion went public, and [...]

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A Glimpse on Ukrainian Jewry

Now, when the Crimea on everyone’s lips, let’s recall that in 1921 the young Soviet regime had plans to establish a Jewish republic in the peninsula. Actually it was a brilliant idea: the Jewish agricultural settlements, pioneered by “Ha-Halutz” and other Jewish groups, were very efficient; and the American Joint Distribution Committee was willing to pay and [...]

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Pesach Celebrations Worldwide – Happy Passover!

Dear friends, The Beit Hatfutsot team wishes the entire Jewish people a Happy Passover! Pesach is a time of great promise and renewal when we retell a glorious part of the Jewish history and celebrate our freedom. It is also a strong, cohesive force within the Jewish community and culture. Enjoy the pictures of the Pesach [...]

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Tommy Hilfiger Visited Beit Hatfutsot

Tommy Hilfiger was very impressed with the creative work of the Shenkar students at Beit Hatfutsot’s exhibition “Here Comes the Bride”. He was also happy to meet young and fashionable Tel-Aviv audience to talk about his professional secrets and unmatched life experience.    

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Audience is Moved by old Films from Hârlâu, Romania

After an evening dedicated to Romanian Jewry, which included a selection of films from Beit Hatfutsot collections, and a fascinating lecture about Jewish-Romanian roots and family names, we received the most touching letter from Ruti Solomon from Zichron Ya’acov: “I was surprised and moved to tears, and I will treasure this evening in my heart [...]

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Dov Seidman’s Lecture, March 26th 2014

“Our world is being dramatically reshaped. The rules of the past no longer apply. In the 21st century, it’s no longer what you do that matters most but HOW you do it,” – with this strong statement our special guest Mr. Dov Seidman began his fascinating lecture at Beit Hatfutsot. Named one of the “Top [...]

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Beit Hatfutsot Receives a $10 Million Contribution

The Maltz Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, established by Milton Maltz and his wife Tamar, and Ambassador Alfred Moses and his family, have committed a pair of gifts of $5 million each for a combined $10 million to Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People. The Maltzs are no strangers to [...]

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Special Interactive Project – the Worldwide Purim Album

Hundreds of online visitors joined the Beit Hatfutsot’s special interactive project – the Worldwide Purim Album. Dear friends, we invite you to upload funny Purim photos from your family archive. Together we will create an unforgettable celebration that spans both time and distance. Purim Sameach!  

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New Exhibition: Dreyfus – The Story of a French Jewish Family

While the anti-Semitism in France is escalating, and the Jewish community in France is seeing an unprecedented exodus, Beit Hatfutsot – the Museum of the Jewish people opens the exhibition “Dreyfus – The Story of a French Jewish Family”. The renewed focus on the story of Alfred Dreyfus, revealing the lesser-known family aspect of this historic affair, [...]

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A Course on Biblical Characters’ Cultural Representations

If you could talk to any biblical figure, who would you choose? And what would you say? This imaginary dialogue with our ancestors is evolving not only in the Jewish culture, but wherever the Bible was read and taught. The archetypal power of the biblical characters is enormous, and still extremely vivid and even popular [...]

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Meet Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Chair of BH Board of Directors

Meet Irina Nevzlin Kogan, the elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. She came to the Board in July, 2012 following five years as president of the NADAV Foundation where she was responsible for overall strategic management of the foundation, which focuses on Jewish Peoplehood [...]

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Orit Shaham Gover – BH Chief Curator

  Orit Shaham Gover was appointed chief curator of Beit Hatfutsot two years ago. She is the director of the new core exhibition, slated to open in 2 stages: The Synagogue Hall, scheduled to open in summer 2015  and the new museum in 2017. Orit is well acquainted with the existing core exhibition, ever since the [...]

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Exhibition Opening – Cuba: An Island Within an Island

We were glad to welcome hundreds of our old and new friends at the festive opening of “An Island within an Island”. People mingled and laughed, had mojitos, cameras flashed, – all set to the beautiful sounds of authentic Cuban mambo, salsa and conga. The Beit Hatfutsot’s guests had attended a first look at the [...]

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Please meet Dan Tadmor, the CEO of Beit Hatfutsot

Gary Rosenblatt interviewed Dan Tadmor for “The Jewish Week”: Dan left a distinguished career in Israeli media — 20 years as an editor and manager at the daily Yedioth Achronot, followed by several years as a television executive — to become the CEO a year ago of Beit Hatfutsot: the Museum of the Jewish People. [...]

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International Holocaust Day – Remains from a pipe organ from BH collections displayed at the MIM in Phoenix

The remains of an organ pipe found in 1950 by Hans Hirschberg in the ruins of the Neue Synagoge on Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin, are now on display at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The entire collection of Hans Hirschberg was generously donated to Beit Hatfutsot by his sister Mrs. Lilli Fliess, in his memory. The [...]

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The New Core Exhibition

Beit Hatfutsot – the museum of the Jewish people in Tel Aviv is undergoing a comprehensive renewal program which will culminate with the opening of the Synagogue Hall in 2015 and the  new museum in 2017.  This renewal program reflects essential changes in Jewish and Israeli culture and society, as well as world-wide advances in museum [...]

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Are you planning a spring wedding?

Are you planning a spring wedding? Then it is not too late to get inspiration from our current temporary exhibition  “Here Comes the Bride”. Each exquisite wedding gown presented at the exhibition  gives a modern twist to styles and traditions of Moroccan, Spanish, German,  Algerian and many other Jewish communities. Creating those white miracles, the young [...]