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Heroes - Trailblazers of the Jewish People
Humans have always needed heroes. In most cultures, the hero is the person who saves us from external danger. He – the traditional hero is usually male – vanquishes our enemies and our fears in times of war and turmoil. The people are saved and the hero earns an everlasting fame and respect.
This innovative and inspiring new exhibition at the Museum of the Jewish People reveals that heroes are a vital part of Jewish culture. Jews, like every other people, teach the new generation about the values and actions they should pursue through its choice of heroes. Heroes are the subject of countless stories and dreams. They are our role models.
But there is something special, unusual about the Jewish hero. We have always understood that there are many different ways to be a hero.
Heroes – Trailblazers of the Jewish People is a refreshing view of what it really means to be a hero. Visitors will meet different types of Jewish heroes throughout our history including scientists, intellectuals, leaders, revolutionaries, cultural figures, athletes and more – men and women with unique talents. This remarkable and diverse selection represents the heroism of our people through history, while showing that success has many different faces.
These heroes will inspire children – and their parents – to ask who is truly brave, and to identify their own personal heroes and role models. The exhibition will illustrate that being a hero comes from conquering our worst instincts and daring to think and act differently from the crowd – anyone can be a hero.
Heroes, celebrates the ongoing heroism of Jewish life and history. It is part of Beit Hatfutsot’s commitment to representing the pluralism and vitality of Jewish culture and to being truly the Museum of all the Jewish People.
Location: The Tamar and Milton Maltz Family Gallery
Curators: Dvir Tsur, Asaf Galay
Production: FAZA Heart and Mind Marketing with FAZA LTD
Designer: Lila Chitayat, Link Studio
Chief Curator: Dr. Orit Shaham Gover
Please order tickets in advance; kindly print the tickets at home, or bring your credit card
- Visiting times: Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm
- The gallery activities are suitable for children 6-12 years old.
- Attention: there are small loose objects in the gallery. Young children must be carefully observed by a responsible adult during their time in the gallery.
- Strollers are not allowed in the gallery
- You are kindly requested to take off your shoes at the exhibition’s entrance
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