The Museum of the Jewish People (Beit Hatfutsot) in Tel Aviv is opening its new wing, featuring new and exciting exhibitions. Arutz Sheva visited the museum and spoke with CEO Dan Tadmor.
One of the new exhibitions features models of synagogues past and present, displayed in a new dedicated gallery presenting the diverse expressions of global Jewish life.
“We took Beit Hatfutsot’s renowned collection of synagogue models and put them in a brand new multimedia environment,” explained Tadmor.
The new wing will feature four new exhibitions, he said. In addition to the synagogue exhibit there will be a kids gallery celebrating 143 Jewish heroes – “men and women who have influenced Jewish people and human kind, from Moses to Mark Zuckerberg and everything in between.”
The third exhibition is dedicated to the 75th birthday of Bob Dylan, and the fourth commemorates 30 years since Operation Moses – the airlifting of Ethiopian Jews which happened in 1984 and 1985.
Being the Museum of the Jewish People means that “we need to be a home for everyone,” explained Tadmor. “Pluralism is definitely one of the core values of Beit Hatfutsot. Everyone needs to know that they are represented at the Museum of the Jewish People.”