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6 Rosh Hashanah-Themed Clothes You Need for the Holiday

The High Holidays are just around the corner (Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset on Wednesday, September 20 and ends on the evening of Friday, September 22). Time to reflect, time to reconnect to your Jewish roots and heritage. Oh… and explore out all the funny, witty and sometimes hilarious High Holidays t-shirts from around cyberspace. […]

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Send A Shana Tova Card to your Loved Ones!

Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner and it’s time to send some virtual Shana Tova cards, the Jewish New Year greetings, to your loved ones, friends and family members, as it been done throughout history. We at Beit Hatfutsot have accumulated A dozen of historical greeting cards from different historical periods and all corners […]

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El Secretario General de la ONU, António Guterres, cerró su visita a Israel con un discurso en el Beit Hatfutsot

Antes de dirigirse al Aeropuerto de Ben Gurión, concluyendo su visita de tres días en Israel y en los territorios palestinos, tuvimos el honor de recibir en el Beit Hatfutsot al Secretario General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, el Sr. António Guterres, quien visitó las dependencias del museo y pronunció aquí el discurso […]

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UN Secretary General Mr. António Guterres Speech at Beit Hatfutsot

UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres  delivered the closing Speech of his special visit to Israel at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. Watch: Mr. Guterres was welcomed by Beit Hatfutsot’s board of directors chairwoman, Irina Nevzlin, CEO of the Museum of the Jewish People, Dan Tadmor, co-chair of Beit Hatfutsot’s Board of Governors, Major-General (Ret.) […]

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Back to the School – The Jewish way: A Look Back on 120 Years

There are not many uplifting moments in Jewish life more than the first day of school. From the Yeshiva to the Kibbutz, from the Americas to North Africa. Eastern Europe or Middle Asia, In Israel or the United States to ghettos and communities living under oppression – the child’s education is an encompassing experience of […]

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Jews and Money in Anti-Semitic Views

In 2013 world-renowned rock star and BDS enthusiast Roger Waters managed to upset the Anti-Defamation League after a performance in which he featured Stars of David alongside dollar signs. The ADL claimed that Waters employed an ancient despicable anti-Semitic stereotype. Indeed, the display was hateful, but how ancient was its message, really? Like many anti-Semitic […]

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Bollywood’s Jewish Superstar Actresses

Much has been written about Jewish history of Hollywood. But this is a bit more surprising. Jews played a major role in the early days of the equally vibrant Indian cinematic industry – Bollywood. Particularly prominent was a group of Jewish actresses who captured the imagination of Indian audiences with their charm and beauty. One […]

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Los alumnos que ganaron el Concurso “Mi Historia Familiar”, tuvieron un encuentro con el Presidente del Estado de Israel

El Concurso Internacional “Mi Historia Familiar”, en nombre de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf, z”l, se llevó a cabo por 22ª vez en el Beit Hatfutsot, El Museo del Pueblo Judío. Veinticinco alumnas y alumnos, tanto de Israel como del mundo entero, llegaron a la etapa final del concurso. Dos de ellos, Gabriel Yermiahu Dazli, de Jerusalén […]

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LA FUNDACIÓN TAUBE OTORGA UNA CONTRIBUCIÓN DE 5 MILLONES DE DÓLARES AL BEIT HATFUTSOT

Para contactos: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team [email protected] Oficina: 212.498.9300; Cell: 202.215.9260  La Fundación Taube anunció su determinación de contribuir con 5 millones de dólares para el Beit Hatfutsot – el Museo del Pueblo Judío. Esta generosa donación le permitirá al Beit Hatfutsot – el Museo del Pueblo Judío, comenzar la última etapa de […]

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LA ASOCIACIÓN DE AMIGOS PROMOVIÓ LA PROYECCIÓN FESTIVA DE LA PELÍCULA “FOTO FARAG”

Unas 200 personas, entre simpatizantes, contribuyentes y visitantes, participaron el martes, 18 de julio de 2017, en el evento que organizó la Asociación de Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel: una proyección especial de la película “Foto Farag”, contando con la participación del director del film, Kobi Farag, y el fundador mitológico de Foto Farag, […]

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Los alumnos que ganaron el Concurso “Mi Historia Familiar”, tuvieron un encuentro con el Presidente del Estado de Israel

El Concurso Internacional “Mi Historia Familiar”, en nombre de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf, z”l, se llevó a cabo por 22ª vez en el Beit Hatfutsot, El Museo del Pueblo Judío. Veinticinco alumnas y alumnos, tanto de Israel como del mundo entero, llegaron a la etapa final del concurso. Dos de ellos, Gabriel Yermiyahu Dessalenge, de Jerusalén […]

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The Jewish Stories of the Titanic

Making only one ill-fated voyage, the story of the Titanic, has captivated the imagination of the public for more than 100 years and has been the subject of numerous books and films. Following are five anecdotes regarding the Jewish angle of this famous tragedy.   1. It is no surprise to learn that there were […]

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Children with Special Needs Visit Beit Hatfutsot Thanks to a Kind Donation

1000 children with special needs have already visited Beit Hatfutot thanks to the generation donation by the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc, of Long Island, New York. This kind support, organized by the Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, enables the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood  to host the children in a fascinating seminar […]

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Perry Farag – Discovering the Story Behind the Story

You are Part of the Story is the central concept and one of the principle tenets of Beit Hatfutsot. This was also the raison d’etre behind the fundraising event recently held by The Israel Friends of the Museum (IFBH). Over 200 friends, including leading Israeli businessmen, attended a special screening of the documentary film “Photo Farag” […]

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Jewish Women in Traditional Dresses

Jews have been involved in textile and fashion as a business for many generations. This has obviously impacted the wonderful diversity found in Jewish traditional dresses. Here is a collection of Jewish traditional dresses throughout the 20th century. 1. Tunisia, 1930 2. Romania, 1910 3. Morocco, 1944 4. Greece, 1920’s 5. Algeria, 1956 6. Serbia, […]

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The French Ambassador Visit

Dan Tadmor the CEO of  Beit Hatfutsot hosted the French Ambassador in Israel, Helene La Gal, together with Barbara Wolffer, Director of the French Institute in Israel when they visited the New Wing of the Museum. The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot and the French Embassy have a long history of fruitful […]

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Images from ever-changing Tel Aviv

Always enchanting, always changing, our beloved Tel Aviv – the world’s youngest metropolitan – transforms in front of our eyes. Here are some nostalgic Tel Aviv photos from our historical database, with their 21st century matching images. 1. The Beach of Tel Aviv, 1960’s. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld Collection […]

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Does it Really Sound Better in Yiddish?

“Well, It sounds better in Yiddish” is the old age excuse for failed humor – but what about some all-time music classics? Can they possibly sound better in Yiddish? We picked up some good examples, for you to judge!   The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night Justin Bieber – Love yourself Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah […]

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New reviews about the exhibition “Capturing History: The Photography of Chim”

‘Capturing History: The Photography of Chim’ Review: The Past Made Personal / by William Meyers, The Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2017 ‘Capturing History: The Photography of Chim” is part of Magnum Photo’s 70th-anniversary celebration. In 1947, David “Chim” Seymour, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger founded the cooperative agency; great photojournalists, they wanted independence […]

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“LIDERAZGO REVOLUCIONARIO: FORTALEZA PERSONAL, TENACIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD” – CONFERENCIA MUNDIAL ANUAL DEL FÓRUM JERUSALÉN

“Liderazgo Revolucionario: Fortaleza Personal, Tenacidad de la Comunidad”, es una conferencia anual realizada por el Fórum Jerusalén (del cual Beit Hatfutsot es miembro), destinada a destacar la vida de varios héroes de la comunidad judía etíope. A través de sus historias de vida, se expone el coraje y la determinación de sus miembros al emprender […]

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CONMEMORANDO EL 22° ANIVERSARIO DE “MI HISTORIA FAMILIAR” en memoria de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf Z”L

El Concurso Internacional del Acervo Judío: 155 instituciones; 28 países; 20.000 jóvenes judíos. Mi Historia Familiar en memoria de Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf Z”L El programa “Mi Historia Familiar”, que festeja su 22° aniversario, es un viaje pleno de diversión, significativo y muy personal. Es una jornada hacia el pasado, global y multigeneracional, que investiga el acervo […]

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Bastille Day: Jewish France in Light and Shadow

Concerning both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, at the center of major historical developments, the Jewish history of France is as diverse as the French nation. It spans from the enlightened to the cruel, from the progressive to the tragic. Here are some defining moments in French-Jewish history. Happy Bastille Day to all! 1. ‎1040-1105 – […]

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A Visit From Djerba

Last week we were honored to host three teachers from the “Torah VeChinuch” Jewish school in the island of Djerba, Tunisia. Visits from Tunisia are quite scarce, especially since 2012, when the relationship between Israel and Tunisia deteriorated following the events of the “Arab Spring” in several countries. Sarit Hadad, Anael Hadad and Batia Ahuh […]

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Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Beit Hatfutsot

Contact: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team [email protected] Office: 212.498.9300; Cell: 202.215.9260 Taube Philanthropies Makes $5 Million Gift to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People Pivotal grant enables the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot to begin final phase of $100 million overhaul A $5 million gift from Taube Philanthropies […]

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4th of July! The Most Historical Early Synagogues in the United States

The Most Historical Early Synagogues in the United States The United States is by far the most important Jewish diaspora of modern times.  The great immigration from Eastern Europe in the late 19th century was in retrospect critical to the survival of the Jewish people. Nicknaming their new country “The Golden Medina”, Jews flourished in […]

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“Groundbreaking Leadership: Strength of Individual, Tenacity of the Community” – Yerusalem Forum Annual Conference

“Groundbreaking Leadership: Strength of Individual, Tenacity of the Community” is an annual conference, led by Forum Yerusalem (of which Beit Hatfutsot is a member), designed to commend various heroes of the Ethiopian Jewish community, exploiting their stories in order to expose the courage and determination of its members on their journey to Israel. The immigration […]

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“The Tripoli Exodus” 50th Anniversary

We were pleased and proud to cooperate with the Organization of Jews from Lybia in Israel, hosting a conference commemorating 50 years to the emigration of the last Jews from Lybia. Over 200 guests participated, each with their own personal, moving story. Amos Gueta shared his family story, accompanied by a fascinating presentation. His family […]

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10 Jews that have Reached the Highest Achievements in Sports

Jewish mothers may want their offsprings to be lawyers or doctors – but here are some Jews that scaled the highest pinnacles in sports. Don’t Forget to follow the Maccabiah in July 2017. Wimbledon Tennis Title Born In Bayonne, New Jersey, Dick Savitt taught himself Tennis and never took a lesson in his life. He […]

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Museum Week 2017

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutost is once again proud to be part of Museum Week – a worldwide social media project including museums, galleries and archives from around the world. Last year’s museum week generated more than 600,000 tweets that were seen nearly 300-million times. This year’s program is devoted to […]

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Celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of My Family Story

Press coverage: ejewishphilanthropy.com i24NEWS Worldwide Jewish International Heritage Competition: 155 Institutions, 28 Countries, 20,0000 JEWISH Youths in the Annual “My Family Story” Competition in Memory of Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf My Family Story (MFS), now in its 22nd anniversary year, is a fun-filled, meaningful, personal, global and multigenerational Jewish heritage journey to the past, where the exploration of […]

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Film: Gdanski Railway Station

We were proud and delighted to host the first screening of the film Gdanski Railway Station, in cooperation with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. The film follows the attempt of Polish-Jewish immigrants to cope with the painful events of 1968 – an outbreak of an anti-Semitic wave which led to a […]

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Anne Franks’ 88 Birthday

Although she tragically lived only 15 years, Anne Frank has had a profound influence on humanity. Her diaries,  with her beautiful articulation of feeling and emotions during her time in hiding, have become a symbol of Human spirit. For her 13th birthday, Anne Frank received a book she had shown her father in a shop […]

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El Día de la Memoria del Holocausto

  Proyección de la película “Shalom Italia”. Cada año, en el Día de la Memoria por el Holocausto, el Beit Hatfutsot, en cooperación con el Centro Kantor, realiza un evento en honor del famoso científico fallecido, Felix Zandman, z”l (1927 – 2001). Zandman nació en Grodno, Polonia, y su adolescencia la vivió bajo la ocupación […]

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Centenario de la UJA de Nueva York

Beit Hatfutsot recibió, el 3 de mayo próximo pasado, la visita de 350 miembros de la UJA (United Jewish Appeal), que llegaron al país para participar de la apertura de una exposición que se pudo levantar gracias a la colaboración entre el Beit Hatfutsot, la Federación UJA de Nueva York y la American Jewish Historical […]

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Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan! Highway 76 – Dylan’s Jewish Moments

The exhibition Forever Young – Bob Dylan at 75 is on display until January 2018 Highway 76 – Dylan’s Jewish Moments Born Robert Zimmerman to a Minnesota Jewish family with routes in Russia, Lithuania and Turkey, Bob Dylan’s career epitomizes the wandering Jew. Exploring and researching spiritual directions Dylan has grown far and then close […]

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Modigliani’s Sephardic Jewish Background You Didn’t Know About

“I want to be a tuneswept fiddle string that feels the master melody, and snaps…” Amedeo Modigliani, the Sephardic Jewish-Italian painter and sculptor, was born in Livorno, a port city known as refuge for those persecuted for their religion. It was home to a large Jewish community including Modigliani’s great-great-grandfather, Solomon Garsin who found refuge […]

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UJA centennial mission celebrated at Beit Hatfusot

350 UJA members visited Beit Hatfutsot on Wednesday 3.5, for the opening of an exhibition that is a collaboration between Beit Hatfutsot, UJA-Federation of New York, and the American Jewish Historical Society. The exhibit documents the Federation’s first 100 years of shaping Jewish life in America and around the world and features artifacts and photographs […]

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Hava Nagila Around The World

10 Hava Nagila Choir Performances The tune for the famous “Hava Nagila” originates among Sadigur Chasidim in the Ukraine – and the unique scale can be found in Transylvanian music. It is now probably the most recognized Jewish tune throughout the world. South Korea, Busan Harmony Choir   Iran   Turkey, State Polyphonic Choir   […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Events, 2017

Film Screening: “Shalom Italia” Each year on Holocaust Remembrance Day Beit Hatfutsot, in cooperation with the Kantor Center holds an event in honor of the late Felix Zandman, 1927 – 2001, the bright scientist. Zandman was born in Grodno, Poland, he matured in Nazi occupied Poland and during the Second World War, when he was […]

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When Golda met Barbra

THE EXHIBITION: Heroes – Trailblazers of the Jewish People When Golda met Barbra Barbara Streisand and Golda Meir were two of the world’s most famous women in the 1970’s. As Streisand launched her block-buster career, Meir was the third woman in history to become a leader of a democratic country (and the first such leader […]

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When Israel celebrated 12

Got to see these! Horses, flags, fireworks and female soldiers. When Israel celebrated 12 Israel is 69 this week, proud, successful and beautiful – but  not that young! In fact more than 2/3 of the United Nations member are younger sovereign states. This is a good time to remember it’s glorious teens, with stunning photos […]

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Harvey M. Krueger Z”L

Beit Hatfutsot mourns the passing of Harvey M. Krueger Honorary Fellow of Beit Hatfutsot and Past President of the American Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, a devoted friend and benefactor of Beit Hatfutsot and an enthusiast supporter of the museum’s educational and cultural activities, especially in the field of genealogy and documenting family history. May Harvey’s memory […]

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Jewish Peoplehood Seminar – Toronto, February 2017

Over 800 educators, school professionals, and community leaders in Toronto came together for two days of groundbreaking professional development lead by Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People and the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. The UJA’s Israel Engagement Committee and Beit Hatfutsot’s Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies crafted this special opportunity […]

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Run, Rabbit, Run / Yair Achituv & Rachel Druck

Passover haggadahs, like the Passover seders themselves, have striven to engage readers as they recite and reenact the story of the birth of the Jewish people. While the haggadah text may remain constant, haggadah illustrations have been visual tools that have drawn in readers through the centuries. While the individual illustrations themselves may vary from […]

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Jewish Languages Around the World

Jewish Languages Around the World While Hebrew was the language of the Bible, it has been the main spoken language by Jews only for relatively short periods. Judaism was strongly influenced by Aramaic and local dialects based on local languages have served Jews for many centuries. Here are the most common Jewish Languages:  Judeo – […]

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Keep calm… the best Seder shirts on offer

Keep calm… the best Seder shirts on offer No Passover is complete without your Seder-friendly t-shirt. Apparently, Moses told the Israelites: “Keep Calm – I’m Going to Split The Sea”. Here are some of the funniest Seder shirts we found.   Darth Seder        Looking for my other half       Matzo […]

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Five Jewish Comedians

5 Jewish Comedians in America READ ALSO: Inside Out and Outside In: Jewish Humor and the Jewish People, by Rachel Druck “What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul” goes an old saying- and the proud tradition of Jewish comedy in Europe continued full force in America. Here are five Jewish comedians […]

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6 Things you didn’t know about Albert Einstein

6 Things you didn’t know about Albert Einstein It’s the 138th birthday of the world’s most iconic scientific genius. Here are 6 facts about the extraordinary man that reshaped science. Einstein is also one of the most popular figures in our “Heroes” exhibition for children and families.   Einstein and the violin Einstein’s mother, Pauline, […]

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The Jewish Gangster in the “Golden Land”

Meyer Lansky – The Jewish Gangster in the “Golden Land” This is the story of a Jewish boy, Meyer Lansky, who emigrated from a small town in Poland, reinvented himself in New York’s Lower East Side, founded the National Crime Syndicate, broke some Nazi bones and aided his Jewish brothers and sisters in forging a […]

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6 Jewish women who won the Nobel Prize

6 Jewish women who won the Nobel Prize It’s international Women’s month and let us mark it with six Jewish women who won the Nobel Prize. A true inspiration to every girl – and every parent. Beit Hatfutsot Nobel Price Website   photo: German Fuentes pavez Ada  Yonath Ada E. Yonath  is an Israeli crystallographer best known […]

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EL LIBRO JUDÍO: “EL MISTERIO DEL KADISH” Y “EL ENFRENTAMIENTO ENTRE LAS DOS VERSIONES DEL TALMUD”

El viernes 30 de diciembre de 2016, el Beit Hatfutsot organizó un panel de estudiosos sobre el tema titulado: “La Estantería Judía – El Misterio del Kadish y el Enfrentamiento Entre las Dos Versiones del Talmud”. Los libros fueron escritos por León H. Charney, z”l, y Saúl Mayzlish. El evento fue auspiciado por Tzili Charney, […]

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Stations in Bob Dylan’s spiritual journey

5 Jewish stations in Dylan’s spiritual journey   @Regrann from @maybens – #BobDylan #ForeverYoung #bhmuseum A post shared by Museum of The Jewish People (@beithatfutsot) on Feb 27, 2017 at 3:38pm PST Bob Dylan’s spiritual identity search has taken a long journey – including a period in Christianity. But he completed is his journey as […]

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Rashi: the Man and the Stories

Rashi: A late born son who illuminated the world Born on February 22, 977 years ago in Troyes, France. Shlomo Yitzchaki, generally known by the acronym Rashi, was a medieval French rabbi and author who lived in Worms, Germany. Acclaimed for his ability to present the basic meaning of the text in a concise and […]

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Jews and Alcohol

Can you guess what was main occupation of Jews in Eastern Europe during the 18th and the 19th century? It was inn keeping. They used to lease inns and distilleries from non-Jewish land owners and noblemen – and with time became experts in this business. A well known Jew in the Alcoholic beverages business was […]

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Jews and Aviation

Decades before the Israeli air force’s reputation skyrocketed, and Moshe Hadar coined the slogan “aviation is for the very best”, causing young ambitious Israelis such as Ron Huldai, Avihu Ben-Nun, Dan Halutz and Ilan Ramon Z”L to strive for a flying career, a link between the Jews and airplanes already existed. However one name in […]

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The Koret Foundation has awarded Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10 million grant

The San Francisco-based Koret Foundation has awarded the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv a $10 million grant — the largest from a U.S. philanthropic foundation in the Museum’s 40-year history. The grant will go towards establishing the Koret International School for Jewish Peoplehood, which develops and offers educational programs […]

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The Jewish Bookshelf: The Mystery of the Kaddish and the Battle of the Two Talmuds – in Honor of Leon Charney Z”L

On Friday, December 30, 2016 Beit Hatfutsot hosted a discussion among scholars titled “The Jewish Bookshelf–The Mystery of the Kaddish and the Battle of the Two Talmuds.” The books were written by Leon H. Charney Z”L and Saul Mayzlish and the event was initiated by Tzili Charney in honor of her husband Leon on the […]

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Jews and the Environment / Rachel Druck

American Jewish organizations in New York City, Falls Village, CT, and Berkeley, CA that work to promote environmental awareness and activism within a Jewish context The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the “New Year of the Trees,” places a particular emphasis on the relationship between Jews and the natural world. As the world has grown […]

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Tu Bishvat: From New Zealand to Poland

Jews and the Environment – CLICK HERE Tu Bishvat: From New Zealand to Poland Way before environmentalism, way before green politics and ecological awareness – the Jews had “Tu Bishvat” (which means the 15th of the month of Shvat). Celebration the connection between man and our planet’s flora.  You can enjoy these Tu Bishvat photos […]

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Stars of David

Stars of David – 10 Jewish Hollywood Icons Hey Mel Gibson, you may have been right! Jews have done well in Hollywood. Here are 10 of the greatest Jewish icons in the Hollywood hills – on the screen or on the set. Harrison Ford gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in […]

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Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates

Jewish Nobel Prize Winners At least 185 people of Jewish persuasion or Jewish origin have won the Nobel prize – which is more than 20% of the total amount of winners. Remarkable for an ethnic group less than 0.25% of the world’s population. Explanations of this extraordinary success are many but at least Albert Einstein […]

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Dinnertime! 5 delicious glimpses

  5 memories of the Jewish Kitchen It is often strange to see a restaurant or a cookbook portrayed as “Jewish food”. Jewish food is as diverse as Jewish people – Indian and Moroccan spices as well as Russian or Polish influences. But Jewish food – everywhere – a labour of love. 1  Students in […]

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JÓVENES DIPLOMÁTICOS VISITAN EL BEIT HATFUTSOT

  Beit Hatfutsot tuvo, recientemente, el honor de ser la sede de un evento para jóvenes diplomáticos, durante el cual recibieron la visita de representantes de Australia, Canadá, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croacia, Egipto, El Salvador, la Unión Europea, Finlandia, Italia, Japón, Lituania, Jordania, Noruega, Filipinas, Polonia, Rumania, Suecia, Tailandia, Reino Unido y Estados Unidos. […]

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BEIT HATFUTSOT EN EL FESTIVAL “OLIM A JERUSALÉN”

La Municipalidad de Jerusalén ha instituido un festival anual, con el propósito de rendir honores a los nuevos inmigrantes. Este año, el Beit Hatfutsot se unió por primera vez a los festejos y tomó parte de esta importante iniciativa. Más de 1.000 personas se hicieron presentes, incluyendo a inmigrantes de países de habla inglesa, rusa, […]

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Una Historia sobre el Camino

  Este proyecto de David y Hadas Avate, “Sipur al Haderej”, que literalmente significa “Una Historia sobre el Camino”, es una importante iniciativa cuyo objetivo es conectar a israelíes de diversos orígenes, con la historia de la comunidad de judíos provenientes de Etiopía. Los Avates, conjuntamente con grupos e instituciones destacadas de la comunidad, organizan […]

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Young Diplomats Visit Beit Hatfutsot

Beit Hatfutsot recently had the honor of hosting an event for AJC’s Young Diplomats, welcoming participants from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, the EU, Finland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Jordan, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Thailand, the UK and the US. Holding a variety of positions at their consulates, these […]

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Jewish Hollywood Stars

10 Hollywood Stars You May Have Not Known Are Jewish Jews are often associated with Hollywood pioneers, manager and producers. But here is a list – not ranking – of some of Hollywood’s most  glamorous and talented Jewish actresses: Zsa Zsa Gabor Zsa Zsa Gabor was a Hungarian-American actress and socialite. Her parents were both […]

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Great Jewish Commanders

5 legendary Jewish non-Israeli military commanders Throughout history there have been many inspiring Jewish military commanders – from antiquity, through the struggle against the Nazis, pre-state Israel and the modern I.D.F. Here we meet other legendary Jewish military commanders – from several nations. John Monash – Australia General Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD (27 […]

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Beit Hatfutsot at the “Olim to Jerusalem” Festival

Each year the Jerusalem Municipality honors new immigrants with an annual festival. This year, for the first time, Beit Hatfutsot joined the festivities and took part in this momentous occasion. Over 1,000 participants were in attendance, including new immigrants from English, Russian, Spanish and French speaking countries. The Museum had several items on display, including […]

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Story of a Journey

Story of a Journey   סיפור על הדרך The vision of David and Hadas Avate, “Sippur Al Haderech”, literally meaning a story about the journey, is a grassroots initiative that connects Israelis of various backgrounds with the story of the Ethiopian Jewish community. The Avates, together with leading community groups and institutions, organize evenings for […]

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PREMIO “OR JANUCA 5777”

La Kehila de Madrid otorgo el Premio / Martha Mazo La Kehila de Madrid otorgo el Premio “OR JANUCA” a la Escuela Ibn Gabirol, en reconocimiento por su labor en la transmisión de valores judíos de generosidad, excelencia y compromiso, y en esa oportunidad querian hacer publico el reconocimiento al Beit Hatfutsot por la actividad […]

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Festival of lights goes upscale – Meet the world’s most expensive Menorahs

The World’s Most Expensive Hanukah Menorahs The Hanukkah spirit around the family Menorah is truly priceless. For something a bit more fancy you may need your credit card.  (top photo: Reddish Studio)     1.  A rare menorah from 18th-century, Ukraine Jonathan Greenstein is a prominent dealer and auctioneer specializing in Judaica . And as demand […]

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NEW ACQUISITION – 18TH CENTURY TORAH

Old but new – New acquisition of an 18th century Torah from Italy Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People, is proud to announce the acquisition of a unique Italian Torah set from the 18th century. The set, which includes a Torah Scroll, Torah Mantle, Silver Finials, Crown and half Crown, was in […]

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Spinoza – An Unlikely Jewish Hero

Spinoza Baruch Benedict (1632-1677) Last week was Spinoza’s 384th birthday. The story of this incredible thinker is part of our groundbreaking children-friendly “Heroes” exhibition Baruch Spinoza was a philosopher born into a Jewish Dutch family of Sephardi/Portuguese origin. He widely credited with laying the foundations for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern […]

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Embrace Ladino!

El Dia Internasional del Ladino – International Ladino Day El Dia Internasional del Ladino has been celebrated since 2013 Originally Proposed on Ladinokomunita, the largest online correspondence circle in Ladino, In 2013, it was endorsed by Yitzhak Navon, the fifth president of Israel and director of the National Authority for Ladino in Jerusalem. Originally spoken in […]

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Visit of Ambassador Lars Faaberg-Andersen

Denish diplomat Lars Faaberg-Andersen, ambassador of the European Union, visited Beit Hatfutsot on Wednesday, 16.11 and was deeply impressed by the renewal plan and the exhibitions of the new wing. Ambassador Faaberg-Andersen was greeted and accompanied by Dan Tadmor, CEO of Beit Hatfutsot, and by Ms. Enia Zeevi Kupfer, director of the Israel and Europe Desks. “We […]

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Leonard Cohen’s 5 Great Jewish Moments

Leonard Cohen – His 5 Jewish Moments Leonard Cohen, The Jewish-Canadian poet-singer who died last week, was deeply influenced by his Jewish identity. Here are five beautiful Jewish moments in Cohen’s journey. 1. 1973: Leonard Cohen performed for Israeli troops during the Yom Kippur War. He said : “I’ve never disguised the fact that I’m Jewish and in any […]

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An Interview with Irina Nevzlin (jewishvoiceny)

An Interview with BH chair, Irina Nevzlin (jewishvoiceny.com) I was raised in a blue-collar neighborhood in Moscow. In Russia the only religion was Communism and we were forbidden to talk about our Judaism. My family suppressed our Jewish identity. In fact, I did not even know that I was Jewish… READ THE INTERVIEW – CLICK […]

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The Most Precious Jewish Manuscripts

Top 6 Jewish Manuscripts Jews are often nicknamed “people of the book” – and accordingly some of the most ancient and treasured written materials in the world are Jewish. Here are some of the rarest and most important manuscripts to Judaism. 1. The Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of some […]

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U.S.A. 2016 ELECTIONS

Voting in the Polls, Voting in the Pews: The Prayer for the Welfare of the Government Jewish communities express their connection to their governments By Rachel Druck On November 8, 2016 citizens of the United States of America will vote for their next president, as well as for a number of local and state representatives. […]

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Oy vey – 5 Jews that Started Other Religions

 5 Jews that Started Other Religions Judaism is one of the world’s most ancient existing religions, but ironically also one of the world’s smallest. Reasons for this are varied and often tragic – but here is another: Jews that founded other religions! 1. Jesus The founder of Christianity was born at Yeshua in the year […]

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The Jewish Paradise

The Jewish Community of Maui, Hawaii / Prof. Bernard Katz A retired Professor of Marketing and Advertising. Prof. Katz contributed this article to the website of Beit Hatfutsot. Mention to friends that you would like to visit the Hawaiian Islands and they will probably have the typical image in their minds: tropical breezes, palm trees, […]

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38° Aniversario

Los Amigos y Colaboradores de Beit Hatfutsot, Celebran Su 38° Aniversario Proclamación del Establecimiento del Centro León H. Charny Amigos y colaboradores de Beit Hatfutsot, celebraron recientemente, en Nueva York, el evento festivo anual en conmemoración de su nuevo aniversario. Más de 250 invitados asistieron a la gala, en la cual se dieron a conocer […]

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7 Common Questions about Jews – a new book by Shmuel Rosner

Who are the Jews? Do we have a role in the world? A new book published by Beit Hatfutsot and Kinneret Zmora-Bitan is attempting to answer seven of the most fundamental questions that almost all Jews ask themselves, both in Israel and out of Israel The book is the result of a cooperation between the […]

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Beit Hatfutsot’s 38th Anniversary in New York

Friends and Supporters Celebrate Beit Hatfutsot’s 38th Anniversary – Establishment of The Leon H. Charney Center Announced Friends and supporters of Beit Hatfutsot recently held their annual anniversary celebration in New York. Over 250 guests attended the gala, where plans for the next phase of the renewal of the Museum were revealed. The crowd was abuzz […]

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Sandy Koufax, Yom Kippur and all that

A Sporting Symbol of Multiculturalism The four-time Cy Young Award winner who sat out game 1 of the 1965 World Series due to Yom Kippur and later pitched two complete-game shoutouts to secure the title for the LA Dodgers With the baseball post season overlapping the Jewish High Holidays it is always a pleasure to […]

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Shimón Peres Z”L

“No hay otro pueblo como el Pueblo Judío, que pasó de destrucción en destrucción, que el tercio de sus hijos fueron exterminados durante el Holocausto y, a pesar de ello, cuenta con una gloriosa historia que abarca miles de años. Me siento orgulloso de pertenecer al Pueblo Judío dondequiera que se encuentren, y les hago […]

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Tashlich: Coming Together and Casting Off

Does your community have an interesting Tashlich custom? Tell us about it! [email protected] by Rachel Druck It can be difficult to find customs that contemporary Jews have in common with each other: something that any Jew, whether Ashkenazi or Sefardi, Orthodox or Reform, from a community in Australia or a community in India or community in […]

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Shana Tova Cards – a Short History

Shana Tova greeting cards are a surprisingly ancient tradition – dating back to 14th century Germany and preceding Christmas cards by nearly 500 years! They were initially the privilege of the rich, until the introduction of postal stamps and post cards in the 19th century popularized the custom. Following is a rare collection of Shana […]

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SHANA TOVA – Happy New Year 5777!

Setting up a Sukkah, decorating with the four species, performing a Tashlikh (casting away sins), or fasting on Yom Kippur – Jewish high holidays ceremonies from around the world View 18 unique photos from our collections: Children holding the four species. New York, USA, Sukkot, 1950’s: Girl reading a book about Rosh Hashana, Israel, 1950’s: […]

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Amy Winehouse: Rewind

Amy Winehouse, the Jewish-British musician accomplished a lot in her tragically short life. Including two chart topping studio albums, “Frank,” and “Back To Black,” which won five Grammy awards. They re-entered in Billboard’s Top 10 catalog shortly after her death. “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” is an original exhibition about Amy Winehouse, curated by the […]

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The Refugee Doctor Who Inspired the Paralympics

How Ludwig Guttmann fled from twisted Nazi race theories to restore hope and self-belief in people with disabilities Treating many war, Guttmann fundamentally disagreed with the commonly held medical view on a paraplegic patient’s future. Thanks to him, a small Archery event for disabled athletes turned to 4,300 athletes from 161 nations competing at the Rio Paralympic Games Ludwig Guttmann fled […]

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Jewish Family Names

What’s in the name? Family names are a quite modern phenomena – becoming widespread only the recent 200 years. They were created as a means to distinguish between people in a time where communities grew and national registries were formed. With trades and location being the main source of names – but heritage rights or […]

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Back To School

People of The Book It’s September and school is back. Few things bond Jewish communities throughout centuries and diasporas more than the bond of learning and commitment to education. Here are some school related images from our collection at the Beit Hatfutsot open databases   1. Pupils in a religious school, Israel, 1950’s   2. Jewish […]

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Jews and the Olympic Rings

Hundreds of Medals: A Proud Jewish Tradition Since 1896 Learn about the great athletes like Alfred Hajos, Mark Spitz, Agnes Keleti, Harry Isaacs, Dara Torres and more It has been another great Olympics for Jewish athletes worldwide. Gymnast Aly Raisman captured the hearts of millions winning gold with Team USA in gymnastics and a brilliant silver medal in […]

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Framing the Story

The “Framing the Story” series interlaces past and present, an old and ongoing story, while commemorating and reviving particular moments in time. The photographs are products of the G2G: Generation to Generation program, a nationwide initiative run collaboratively by the Ministry for Social Equality, the Ministry of Education and Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of […]

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Nine most common mistakes regarding Judaism

Stubborn presumptions are embedded deep in us, even if they contradict apparent facts. As professional myth smashers striving to deliver the Jewish story as accurately as possible, we hereby reveal the most ten common mistakes. Enjoy! Eve did not eat an apple according to the Hebrew text in Genesis, Eve did not eat an apple, […]

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JEWISH LENS – ALL 2016 PROJECTS

  Hands/ Hannah Lempert. The doorknob is originally from a Cincinnati, Ohio synagogue desecrated in 1968. The hands represent the vibrant spirit of today’s Jewish citizens who are free to welcome guests into their centers of prayer. “Remembering history is important to me as a Jewish teen because if the past is forgotten, history inevitably repeats itself.” Many Faces – One People/ Hadar […]

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Mi Historia Familiar – Concurso Internacional Anual 2016

Más de 300 jóvenes adolescentes de todo el mundo, sumamente emocionados junto a  sus familiares, asistieron al evento de gala de apertura de la 21ª edición de la exposición “Mi Historia Familiar 2016”. Los concursantes hicieron gala de sus creativas y coloridas exhibiciones, que reflejaban de qué modo captaban su identidad y su acervo judío, […]

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“SOMBRAS EN BAGDAD”, DOCUMENTAL PROYECTADO EN BEIT HATFUTSOT

Los Amigos de Beit Hatfutsot en Israel, realizaron una proyección especial del premiado documental “Sombras en Bagdad”. Éste fue el último de una serie de eventos patrocinados por los ABHI, con el doble objetivo de aumentar la concienciación en relación al museo, así como recaudar fondos para financiar sus proyectos especiales. Dirigido por Duki Dror, […]

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El Presidente Rivlin visitó la nueva exposición: “Héroes: Los Pioneros del Pueblo Judío”

Acompañado por su esposa, hijos y nietos, el Presidente Reuvén (Ruvi) Rivlin visitó recientemente la nueva exposición diseñada especialmente para niños: “Héroes: los Pioneros del Pueblo Judío”, que se exhibe en la Sala de la Familia Tamar y Milton Maltz, en el Beit Hatfutsot. Irina Nevzlin, Presidenta de la Junta, junto a Dan Tadmor, Director […]

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“SHADOW IN BAGHDAD” SCREENING at BEIT HATFUTSOT

The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot recently hosted a special screening of the award-winning documentary “Shadow in Baghdad.” This was the latest in a series of events hosted by the IFBH, aimed to raise both awareness of the Museum and funds for its special projects. Directed by Duki Dror, “Shadow in Baghdad” tells the riveting […]

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The Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot – Exhibition Opening

             The Jewish Lens @ Beit Hatfutsot, is a joint initiative of the International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot and the photographer Zion Ozeri. This program aims to deepen the connection of Jewish youth worldwide, with the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish people throughout the generations. The Museum […]

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President Rivlin’s Visit to Beit Hatfutsot’s New Exhibition “Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People”

Accompanied by his wife, children and grandchildren, President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin recently attended the Museum’s new children’s exhibition, “Heroes: Trailblazers of the Jewish People,” displayed in the Tamar and Milton Maltz Family Gallery at Beit Hatfutsot. Irina Nevzlin, Board Chair, together with Dan Tadmor, CEO, received the President and his family, sharing with them the […]

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My Family Story – International Annual Competition 2016

Over 300 excited young teens and their families from around the world gathered for the gala opening of the 21st year of My Family Story 2016 exhibit taking pride in their colorful creative displays that exquisitely captured their personal and collective Jewish identity and heritage. My Family Story 2016 celebrations were especially festive this year when […]

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El Museo del Pueblo Judío en Beit Hatfutsot, conmemoró recientemente la inauguración de su tan esperada nueva ala

Este festivo evento se celebra después de años de planificación y construcción, y marca una nueva era para el museo que ahora, más que nunca, se sitúa como el centro mundial para los judíos de todo el mundo. El Primer Ministro Netanyahu, presente en el acto de apertura, destacó el importante rol del museo, y […]

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El Club Internacional de Damas Visita el BH

El Club Internacional de la Mujer (CIM) visitó recientemente el Beit Hatfutsot. Esta fue la tercera visita anual del CIM, encabezado por su Presidenta, la Sra. Catalina Cornet D´elzius, esposa del Embajador de Bélgica en Israel y por la Sra. Ivyhelen Cohen, su Agregada Cultural, visita que fue organizada por Irit Admoni Perlman, Directora de […]

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Fashion Event: GALLABIA

The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot (IFBH) promotes the educational, cultural and community programs at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. Events and fundraising efforts are made to support the cause of bringing school children and families from Israel’s peripheral areas to a meaningful visit at the Museum. To this end, Irit […]

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International Women’s Club visits Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People

The International Women’s Club (IWC) recently visited Beit Hatfutsot. This was the third annual visit of the IWC, led by their president Catherine Cornet D’elzius, wife of the Belgian Ambassador, and Ivyhelen Cohen, their  Cultural Coordinator, and hosted by Irit Admoni Perlman, Director of External Relations and Enia Zeevi Kupfer Director of the European Desk […]

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Zuzanna Ginczanka / by Rachel Druck

Zuzanna Ginczanka – The lasting power of poetry Zuzanna Ginczanka was a remarkable poet who managed to produce her most impressive work under desperately difficult circumstances. Though her poetry is largely unknown, particularly among English and Hebrew-speaking audiences, it has proved to have a lasting power that even Nazi oppression, and Soviet suppression, could not crush Early […]

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Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot Visit Spain

The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot—comprised of both members and significant supporters of the Museum —strive to form relationships and raise funds to promote the cultural, educational and communal projects of Beit Hatfutsot. To this end, the IFBH embarked on its second annual organized tour of a Jewish community, this year visiting Madrid and Toledo […]

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Los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel Visitan España

Una misión de los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel (ABHI) – compuesta tanto por miembros del museo como por importantes contribuyentes, emprendieron un viaje para establecer relaciones y recaudar fondos con el propósito de promover los proyectos culturales, educativos y comunales del Beit Hatfutsot. Para este fin, los ABHI se embarcaron en su segundo […]

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May 25 – Opening of the New Wing!

We are proud and happy to be launching the Beit Hatfutsot New Wing on May 25, 2016! Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People is a national institution since 2005. These days we are planning the construction of a new Core Exhibition, which will offer an authentic, inclusive and inspiring global Jewish experience for […]

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“Operación Final: Captura y Juicio de Adolf Eichmann”

“Operación Final: Captura y Juicio de Adolf Eichmann”: Esta importante exposición, organizada por el Beit Hatfutsot, fue inaugurada recientemente en el Museo Maltz, en Cleveland, Ohio. Sobre la base de documentos confidenciales y artefactos guardados por más de cincuenta años por el Mosad (Agencia de Inteligencia de Israel), esta exposición rebela no sólo la historia […]

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DOCE VESTIDOS Y UN HILO QUE LOS ENHEBRA

“Aquí Viene la Novia: Vestidos de Bodas que Bordan una Historia Judía”, es una exposición original que presenta doce vestidos de novias de alta costura. Cada uno de estos singulares vestidos arroja un rayo de luz sobre las tradiciones y costumbres de diversas comunidades judías, incluyendo las del Yemen, Polonia, Irak, Grecia y Alemania, sólo […]

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Nueva exposición DE ARTE Judaica italiana

  Beit Hatfutsot tiene el orgullo de presentar una nueva exposición que muestra la elegancia, el refinamiento y, sobre todo, la armonía, que es lo más destacado en la cultura judía italiana. “El Renacimiento Ítalo Judío: La Belleza de la Judaica Italiana”, es una exposición de objetos del Museo de Arte Judío Italiano U. Nahon, […]

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Announcement – “Spring Prism” Photo Exhibition

  The Spring Prism photo exhibition will display photos reflecting a variety of perspectives from worldwide Jewish communities, through the prism of spring and all its multi-dimensional associations. Both Israeli and worldwide Jewish communities are mutually intrigued about various aspects of each other’s lives. A range of photographs offers an opportunity for an encounter between […]

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Here Comes the Bride – Now on display in New York

TWELVE GOWNS ONE UNIFIED THREAD “Here Comes the Bride: Wedding Gowns Embroidering a Jewish Story” is an original exhibition that showcases twelve haute couture wedding gowns. Each unique gown sheds light on the distinct traditions and customs of various Jewish communities, including those of Yemen, Poland, Iraq, Greece and Germany, to name a few. After being […]

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“Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann” – at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio

  “Operation Finale: The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann”: Curated by Beit Hatfutsot, this seminal exhibition recently opened at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio. Based on confidential documents and artifacts kept  by the Mossad (Israel’s intelligence agency) for fifty years, this exhibition reveals not only history at large, but the […]

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Curator’s Personal Reflections – “Operation Finale” in Ohio

“Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann” in Cleveland – personal reflections Transforming “Operation Finale” from an Israeli exhibition that speaks to an audience who knew how to pronounce “Eichmann” and “holocaust” from the age of kindergarten, to an exhibition for American viewers who are at times less familiar with this story – […]

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Zambian Delegation Visit

We were pleased to host distinguished educators and business persons from Zambia. Beit Hatfutsot CEO, Mr. Dan Tadmor, showed them the present exhibitions and revealed the renewal and development plans. Sitting (Left to Right): Honorable Michael kaingu Minister of Higher Education Dan Tadmor His Excellency The Ambassador of Zambia to Israel, Mr. Martin Mwanambale Her Excellency […]

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Amigos y Simpatizantes del Beit Hatfutsot se Reunieron en Nueva York, para Celebrar su 37° Aniversario

Amigos y simpatizantes del Beit Hatfutsot – El Museo del Pueblo Judío, se reunieron recientemente en Nueva York, con motivo de la asamblea anual del museo. Cientos de invitados, incluyendo líderes tanto veteranos como jóvenes, tuvieron el placer de interiorizarse de los detalles acerca de dos importantes hitos del plan de renovación del museo, que […]

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Beit Hatfutsot & Times of Israel “MyJudaism” Campaign

#myjudaism  grew out of a Times of Israel post by writer Sarah Tuttle-Singer #MyJudaism is a wild dance, which quickly went viral (shared 1.8k times). Beit Hatfutsot promoted the campaign along with The Times of Israel, resulting in over 28 amazingly colorful and personal stories of what being Jewish means to YOU. To participate, send in […]

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JEWISH MARKETS AROUND THE WORLD

“אצא אל השוק המפשיל שרווליים אלך מתנודד בין צבעיו הדולקים סחרחר מיינו, מראשו בשמיים מאש הקללות של מוכרות הדגים” (נתן אלתרמן) שוק דגים, שוק זהב, שוק בדים, שוק פרחים שוק בשר, השוק השחור, שוק שבועי ואפילו שוק לילי – שווקים תמיד היו חלק בלתי נפרד מחייה של העיירה היהודית הכפרית הקטנה, או של הרובע היהודי […]

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Beit Hatfutsot es más que un museo

Se trata de un centro mundial al servicio de las comunidades judías, proporcionando a los visitantes una comprensión más profunda sobre el significado de la identidad judía. Nuestra misión es fomentar el sentido de pertenencia, fortalecer la identidad judía y perpetuar nuestro rico acervo, a través de un programa atractivo y dinámico dirigido tanto a […]

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Friends and Supporters Join in New York to Celebrate Beit Hatfutsot’s 37th Anniversary

Friends and supporters of Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish people, recently gathered in New York for the Museum’s annual celebration. Hundreds of guests including young and seasoned leaders, had the pleasure of hearing in detail about two major milestones in the Museum’s renewal project, both set to take place over the next […]

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La Kneset Recibe al Beit Hatfutsot

El Beit Hatfutsot tuvo el honor, recientemente, de ser invitado a la Kneset (Parlamento de Israel), a fin de presentar algunos de los módulos que serán incluidos en la próxima exposición “Operación Moises: 30 años después”. El lunes 7 de diciembre de 2015, la Comisión de Aliá y Absorción de la Kneset celebró una sesión […]

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Special Beit Hatfutsot Exhibition at the Knesset

Beit Hatfutsot recently had the honor of being invited by the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) to present a preview display of the upcoming original exhibition “Operation Moses: 30 Years After”. On Monday, December 7th, 2015, the Knesset Aliyah and Absorption Committee held a unique session marking 30 years of the immigration of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel. […]

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Yitzhak Navon Z”L – Childhood Memories

  Yitzhak Navon was the 5th president of the State of Israel, a politician, a diplomat, and an author.  He passed away on 6.11.16, at the age of 94. His memories were include in the 2015 “My Family Story” catalog, “Stories from Jewish Leaders. (CLICK HERE TO BUY THE CATALOG): “My mother knew how to prepare […]

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Continuando el legado de Shlomo Lahat – el legendario Intendente de Tel Aviv y Presidente del Beit Hatfutsot

La Asociación de Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel (ABHI), llevó a cabo recientemente un emocionante evento de recaudación de fondos, conducido por Nurit Hirsch, una reconocida compositora e intérprete israelí. La velada fue dedicada al legendario ex Intendente de Tel Aviv y Presidente del Beit Hatfutsotl, Shlomo (Chich) Lahat, z”l, quien falleció hace un […]

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Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination – 20th Anniversary

Marking 20 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Beit Hatfutsot is displaying an online intergenerational wall to share memories and connect generations. Where were you when you heard about the assassination? What were your feelings during that period? How did this moment leave a mark on you? Add your message to our […]

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The Erfurt Treasure – The Story of a Ring

In 1998, archaeologists digging in the old Jewish quarter in Erfurt, a city in Germany, could not believe their eyes. They had uncovered, beneath a stone wall in the basement of a house from medieval times, a remarkable treasure. This spectacular hoard of jewelry, coins and silverware included 3,141 silver coins, 14 ingots of silver, […]

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Film Screening at Beit Hatfutsot draws new crowds

Former secret service officials, businessmen, Board members and friends came to Beit Hatfutsot to pay respects to Leon Charney and watch a special screening of the documentary “Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace”. Leon Charney is a Jewish American businessman, political advisor, author, philanthropist, media personality, and cantor. He is remembered as the key […]

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Beit Hatfutsot 2014 Annual Report

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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Este Verano en Beit Hatfutsot: Rhythm & Jews

Este verano, el Grupo Tararám trajo al Beit Hatfutsot su ritmo salvaje – una mezcla de música en vivo, movimiento, danza, comedia y secuencias de percusión. Asista aquí al inolvidable video filmado recientemente en el Beit Hatfutsot. “Tararám” fue fundada hace 16 años. Combina diversos estilos de percusión, bailes y enérgicos movimientos. Los famosos versos […]

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“Colores Unidos de Judaica” – Una Nueva y Fascinante Exposición en Beit Hatfutsot

“Colores Unidos de Judaica – Las Múltiples Facetas Judías: Una Nueva Perspectiva”, es una exposición individual del artista Eliahou Eric Bokobza, exhibida actualmente en Beit Hatfutsot. La exposición invita a un debate inspirador sobre la identidad judía y sus aspectos étnicos, religiosos y culturales. La noche de apertura se llevó a cabo la semana pasada, […]

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Opening Night: Eliahou Eric Bokobza – a New Solo Exhibition

A new exhibition, “United Colors of Judaica – Eliahou Eric Bokobza – Multiple Jewish Identities: A New Perspective” is now on display at Beit Hatfutsot. This new solo exhibition by Eliahou Eric Bokobza, is an inspiring discussion of Jewish identity from the ethnic, religious and cultural aspects. Amongst the attendees at the opening night held last […]

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Tararam! – Rhythm Workshops for Children and Families

  Join this summer’s workshop with performance artists from “Tararam!”. Come and experience body drumming and entertaining percussion instruments, where everyone creates a common rhythm especially composed by Doron Rafaeli for this summer’s event. His tune for “Heenei- Ma-Tov-Ew-Mana’im” (“Look how good and how pleasant it is for us all..”) expresses a contemporary sound that […]

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Las Diversas Facetas del Programa “G2G: Generation to Generation” 2015

La conferencia anual y la ceremonia que resumen las actividades del programa “G2G: Generation to Generation” (De Generación a Generación), se llevó a cabo recientemente en el Beit Hatfutsot – el Museo del Pueblo Judío. El lema de la conferencia fue “Las diversas facetas del programa G2G”. Cuatrocientos cincuenta grupos de escuelas de todo el […]

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Conmemorando el 20° Aniversario de “Mi Historia Familiar”

“Mi Historia Familiar” es uno de los programas emblemáticos más innovadores del Beit Hatfusot. Jóvenes participantes de Israel y de las comunidades judías de todo el mundo, se embarcan en un proyecto personal, significativo, experimental y multigeneracional sobre el legado judío. A través de la investigación personal y una creatividad inspiradora, los alumnos producen una […]

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“My Family Story” – The 20th Anniversary Ceremony

My Family Story is one of Beit Hatfutsot’s most innovative flagship programs. Young participants in Israel and worldwide Jewish communities, embark on a meaningful, personal, and experiential, multigenerational Jewish heritage project. Through personal research and inspiring creativity the students produce an art display illustrating their families’ roots and connection to the greater story of the […]

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My Family Story – Projects Exhibition

Throughout the Jewish world, students research and write their roots and heritage stories. This marks a milestone moment in the lives of young Jewish students in Israel and around the world when they are challenged for the first time to find their own personal and unique story that emphasizes their Jewish identity. My Family Story program, led by The International […]

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EN BREVE: ELIAHU ERIC BOKOBZA – UNA NUEVA EXPOSICIÓN INDIVIDUAL

Una nueva exposición “Los Colores Unidos de Judaica – Eliahu Eric Bokobza – Múltiples Identidades Judías: Una Nueva Perspectiva”, será exhibida en Beit Hatfutsot a partir del 17 de julio. Esta nueva exposición individual de Eliahu Eric Bokobza, provoca un interesante debate sobre la identidad judías, desde los aspectos étnicos, religiosos y culturales. La exposición […]

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Una Velada Inspiradora en Nueva York

Irina Nevzlin Kogan, Presidenta de la Junta Directiva del Beit Hatfutsot, convocó la semana pasada a una fiesta íntima en Nueva York, y se refirió específicamente al tema de la exposición “Tejedores de Sueños: Desde los Sastres Judíos hasta los Diseñadores de Moda de Elite”, la cual está actualmente en exhibición en el Museo. El […]

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Cena de Gala de los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Austria

Recepción de Gala para los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en el Palacio Shönburg, Viena Los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel, disfrutaron recientemente del primer viaje organizado en grupo, a Viena, Austria. “Beit Hatfutsot es el centro nacional para las comunidades judías en el mundo”, dijo Irit Admoni Perlman, Directora de Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot […]

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Semana de Pesaj 5775 – El Beit Hatfutsot permanecerá abierto, con acceso gratuito

Semana de Pesaj 5775 – El Beit Hatfutsot permanecerá abierto, con acceso gratuito, bajo los auspicios del Banco Hapoalim También este año, el Beit Hatfutsot es uno de los 40 sitios que estarán abiertos al público sin costo alguno, por gentileza del Banco Hapoalim. Aprovechen esta oportunidad especial para gozar de las exposiciones, ya que […]

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Calling All Creators! – Jewish Artists on the Edge

This is a call for contemporary artists, to submit ideas for an interactive artistic display in the center lobby of Beit Hatfutsot-The Museum of the Jewish People. As the museum undergoes a major design and content renewal, we invite artists to create a temporary artistic concept on a large white wall that stands at the […]

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ESTILO Y PATRIMONIO NACIONAL – EVENTO REALIZADO POR BEIT HATFUTSOT EN LA LEGENDARIA CASA DE MODAS MASKIT

Una mañana de moda y patrimonio nacional fue recientemente organizada por los Amigos en Israel del Beit Hatfutsot. Este creativo evento, dirigido al liderazgo empresarial de Israel, se caracterizó por incluir elementos de la moda, la cultura y el arte israelíes. El evento se llevó a cabo en el nuevo local de la casa de […]

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Museum Week 2015 on Twitter!

This is Twitter’s Museum Week! All this week Beit Hatfutsot is participating in Museum Week 2015 as part of a worldwide Twitter campaign celebrating culture. Each day has a different theme; secrets, souvenirs, architecture, inspiration and family. Follow #museumweek to join in on the fun.

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In Memoriam – Erna De-Shalit Z”L

It is with deep regret that Beit Hatfutsot mourns the passing of Erna De-Shalit, a true and dedicated friend of the museum, and sends condolences to all the family. The generous donation that Erna De-Shalit and family granted to Beit Hatfutsot enabled the upgrade and enrichment of the museum’s database of Jewish Family Names, which […]

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Israelis and Jewish Peoplehood – A Conference

“Israelis and Jewish Peoplehood” was the topic of the conference that drew 250 people to Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People to discuss the theory and the practice of Jewish Peoplehood in the context of Israeli society. The conference was organized by the “International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies at Beit Hatfutsot” […]

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200 Years of the Leslau Family

In an emotional ceremony held at Beit Hatfutsot on February 10th, 2015, the Leslau family tree was added to Beit Hatfutsot’s database. Attending the ceremony were the siblings of the Leslau family: Etty, Yitzhak, Chana and Ziporah, as well as Beit Hatfutsot’s CEO Dan Tadmor, Director of Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot, Irit Admoni Perlman […]

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Members of the German Bundestag Visit Beit Hatfutsot

Mrs. Petra Pau, Vice President of the Bundestag, Germany, accepted the invitation of Enia Zeevi Kupfer, Director of the European Desk of Beit Hatfutsot to visit the Museum on their next visit to Israel. Mrs. Pau, joined by her Parliamentarian aides, arrived on February 17th, and received a firsthand explanation by Beit Hatfutsot CEO, Dan […]

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Mijal Shapira interpretó la música de Amy Winehouse

Un nuevo y emocionante espíritu se vio muy bien reflejado a través de los recientes acontecimientos llevados a cabo en Beit Hatfutsot. Un concierto excepcional se realizó conjuntamente con la celebrada exposición “Amy Winehouse: Un Retrato Familiar”. Mijal Shapira interpretó la música de Amy Winehouse, durante un homenaje especial a la estrella internacional de rock, […]

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Velada de Música y Moda en Beit Hatfutsot

Una asombrosa velada de música y moda de vanguardia, fue el resultado ejemplar de más de un exitoso evento planificado por y orientado hacia jóvenes adultos de distintas latitudes que visitan el museo. Vlada Poltoratska de Ucrania e Iva Balavajderova de la República Checa, ambas estudiantes de la Escuela Internacional de Estudios del Pueblo Judío […]

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¡ESTAMOS EN EL MAPA!

¡Encontrar el camino dentro de Beit Hatfutsot se ha hecho aún más fácil! Hace unos meses atrás, Beit Hatfutsot fue elegido por Google para participar de un proyecto piloto de un nuevo servicio ofrecido por Google Maps, conocido como Navegación Interior. Se seleccionó a un número limitado de importantes museos internacionales para este proyecto piloto, […]

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El Club Internacional de Mujeres en Israel fue Recibido en Beit Hatfutsot

30 mujeres, miembros del Club Internacional de Mujeres (IWC, sus siglas en inglés), visitaron recientemente el Beit Hatfutsot. En el club participan las esposas de los diplomáticos acreditados en Israel y de los Directores Generales de empresas extranjeras, así como las esposas de diplomáticos israelíes en el exterior y mujeres líderes en diversos campos de […]

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Drum ’n’ Dress Museum Night

A stunning avant-garde night of music and fashion, Drum ‘n Dress, is yet another example of highly successful event planned by and geared for the international young adults visitors to the Museum. Vlada Poltoratska from the Ukraine and Iva Balavajderova from the Czech Republic, both ISJPS (International School for Jewish Peoplehood Studies) interns, had every […]

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Beit Hatfutsot hosts The International Women’s Club (IWC)

Thirty members of the International Women’s Club (IWC) recently visited Beit Hatfutsot. Members include spouses of diplomats serving in Israel, of CEO’s of foreign companies, of Israeli diplomats serving overseas, and leading women in society. The head of the forum is Ms. Yvette Trubowitch. Among the guests was Cathrine d’Elzius Cornet, wife of the Belgium […]

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ALBER ELBAZ VISITS BEIT HATFUTSOT

Fashion designer Alber Elbaz, who designed the “wings gown” especially for the “Dream Weavers” exhibition at Beit Hatfutsit, visited the museum. “I made a gown for the wedding day, which carries such a deep symbolic meaning for the Jewish bride.

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La Nueva Exposición Central

El Beit Hatfutsot está llevando a cabo un amplio programa de renovación, que culminará con la apertura del Salón de Sinagogas en 2015 y el Nuevo Museo en 2017. El programa de renovación refleja los cambios esenciales en la cultura y la sociedad judía e israelí, así como los avances en la tecnología de museo […]

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MI HISTORIA FAMILIAR

Beit Hatfutsot, el Museo del Pueblo Judío, este año cumple el Vigésimo periodo consecutivo de la realización del Concurso Internacional “Mi Historia Familiar”. en homenaje a D. Manuel Hirsch Grosskopf , en el cual intervienen jóvenes de todo el mundo judío: Estados Unidos de América, América Latina, Rusia,  todos los países eslavos, Australia, Europa e Israel. […]

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Apoye el Beit Hatfutsot- Done Ahora

  Beit Hatfutsot – Porque Tú Eres Parte de la Historia Beit Hatfutsot es más que un museo. Es el centro mundial para las comunidades judías, proporcionando a los visitantes un profundo conocimiento y comprensión sobre el Pueblo Judío. Nuestra misión es promover el sentido de pertenencia, fortalecer la identidad judía y perpetuar nuestro rico […]

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Exhibition Opening – Dream Weavers

Walking into the opening of the latest new exhibition, “Dream Weavers: From Jewish Tailors to Top Fashion Designers”, one might have mistaken this event at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, for Paris, Milan, New York or any other international fashion hub across the globe. Some of the guests may have initially appeared to be “competing” […]

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Family Tree of the Jewish Community of Zakynthos

Mr. Shmuel Gani dedicated himself to building the family trees of the Jewish families of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. There were less than 300 Jews on this island before the start of WW2. The Jews of Zakynthos were protected by the local Greek authorities and escaped deportation and murder by the Germans. The family trees built […]

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Una Velada de Música y Modas

La exposición, realizada en colaboración con el Museo Judío de Londres, representa la historia de Amy, desde su infancia hasta su muerte, centrándose en sus raíces judías. La vida de la cantante se despliega a través de sus objetos personales, su colección de discos y álbumes de fotos familiares. El evento fue organizado por Reuven […]

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The 2014 Annual Meeting of Beit Hatfutsot Board of Governors

On 19-20 October Beit Hatfutsot hosted the 2014 Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. The Annual Meeting included workshops, lectures and festive events, including a panel with Amb. Dennis Ross and Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror about strategic challenges facing the Jewish People, a benefit at the Amy Winehouse – A Family Portrait exhibition hosted […]

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Amy Winehouse – Exhibition Opening

The Israel Friends of Beit Hatfutsot had the privilege to hold the opening night of the exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait”, which was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the International Board of Governors of Beit Hatfutsot. The event was hosted by Reuven Adler, the chairman of the Israel Friends of Beit […]

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Amy Winehouse – Un Retrato Familiar: Velada Festiva de Música y Moda (19.10)

Los Amigos del Beit Hatfutsot en Israel, realizarán un evento de beneficencia por ocasión de la apertura de la nueva exposición en Beit Hatfutsot: “Amy Winehouse – Un Retrato Familiar” – dedicada a la fallecida cantante Amy Winehouse, z”l. El evento de apertura de la exposición se realizará conjuntamente con la Junta Internacional de Gobernadores […]

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Amy Winehouse: Un Retrato Familiar (7 de octubre de 2014)

Exposición en colaboración con el Museo Judío de Londres Curadora Principal: Dra. Orit Shacham Guber | Curadores de la exposición: Alex Winehouse y Elizabet Shilbi del Museo Judío de Londres | Curador en Israel: Asaf Galai Apertura: 7 de octubre de 2014 EVENTO FESTIVO DE MÚSICA Y MODAS: 19 DE OCTUBRE – DETALLES   La […]

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AMY WINEHOUSE EN EL MUSEO DE LA DIÁSPORA (CIDIPAL)

Cuando se piensa en el Museo de la Diáspora en Tel Aviv, nadie se imagina a alguien como Amy Winehouse y sin embargo, el mes próximo se inaugurará en el Museo, la exposición “Amy Winehouse, retrato familiar”. La exposición, exhibida por el Museo Judío en Londres, se centra en la vida de la cantante británica […]

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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

Read Shimon Peres’ speech – click here 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 […]

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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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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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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 2018.  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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Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand and her husband James Brolin paid a private visit to Beit Hatfutsot yesterday (19/6/13) and were welcomed by Irina Nevzlin Kogan (Chair of the Board of Directors) and Dan Tadmor (CEO).