Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People, is more than a museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people.
Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity.
Beit Hatfutsot conveys to the world the fascinating narrative of the Jewish people and the essence of the Jewish culture, faith, purpose and deed while presenting the contribution of world Jewry to humanity.
Beit Hatfutsot opened in 1978 thanks to the vision of Nahum Goldmann, President of the World Jewish Congress 1954-1977.
In 2005, the Israeli Knesset passed the Beit Hatfutsot Law that defines Beit Hatfutsot as “the National Center for Jewish Communities in Israel and Around the World”.
Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv Entrance from Gate #2 (Matitya gate) http://www.bh.org.il/
Stories to see the effect of the Diaspora on individuals
MEET THE DIASPORA 1 Dr. Kenneth Hanson 2017 (25.23)
It's incredible, even unbelievable, when of people in dispersion become more numerous and more important than those in their historic homeland. Welcome to the Diaspora, which we trace from ancient times through the Middle Ages. These were troubled times, but also crucial, in defining who the Jewish people are, down to the present day.
THE LOST TRIBES: THE JOURNEY OF THE BNEI MENASHE - Part 2 - Hebrew with English subtitles Shavei Israel 2015 (12.24)
DIASPORA DIARIES - INDIA
2014 (4.26)) We sent comedian Noah Gardenswartz to India to meet the local Jewish community. We asked him to film everything. He did.
JEWISH HISTORY - JEWISH DIASPORA 1/2 ProudSephardic (1.19.23)
JEWISH HISTORY - JEWISH DIASPORA 2/2 ProudSephardic (1.20.42)
YOU ARE PART OF THE STORY The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
Film screened at the 35th Anniversary Gala of Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People, New York, December 3, 2013
THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND OTHER ETHNORELIGIOUS GROUPS. Masaman 2017 (10.38)
EUROPE'S JEWISH EXODUS
VICE News 2016 (28.19)
In the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe — several of which targeted Jewish institutions — some politicians and religious leaders have predicted an exodus of Jewish people from the continent. In some ways, the numbers stack up. Last year, a record 8,000 Jews arrived in Israel from France — with another 15,000 coming from Eastern Europe.
But some critics argue that reports of Jewish flight are overblown; they accuse Israel of taking advantage of fears in Europe to attract new immigrants and serve the interests of the Israeli state. “We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in February 2015. “I would like to tell all European Jews and all Jews wherever they are: Israel is the home of every Jew.”
KULANU - DEVELOPING EMERGING JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD Kulanu Inc 2015 (5.31)
THE LOST TRIBES: THE JOURNEY OF THE BNEI MENASHE - Part I - Hebrew with English subtitles Shavei Israel 2015 (15.09)
OPERATION MAGIC CARPET 1949 + THE ONGOING RESCUE OF THE JEWS OF YEMEN Shalom Israel 2016
This historical video documents the dramatic and clandestine rescue of over 48,000 Jews from Yemen. Since that exodus, small numbers of Yemenite Jews have continued to return (or make Aliyah) to Israel. This video shows the emotional regathering of long separated family members - seeing each other for the first time in over 40 years.
The Bible prophesied over 2000 years ago that although the Jewish people would be scattered to all the nations of the earth, God Himself would regather them to their promised land.
Today in 2016, there remain 50 Jews in Yemen facing an uncertain future.
The video is from Karen Heysod/United Israel Appeal in 1993 and is provided for educational purposes.
SAVING THE FORGOTTEN JEWS - ETHIOPIANS BBC News 2015 (28.34)
30 years ago 2 remarkable mass movements transported this community to the modern State of Israel and now the festival has once again become recognised, much like the Ethiopian Jews themselves, as an authentic part of the wider Jewish tradition.
This year as Sigd approaches we explore how this community came to arrive in the state of Israel.
It is an incredible story of espionage, heroism and unyielding faith that led to tens of thousands of people leaving their homes and risking their lives.
We join both those who were instrumental in the operations themselves and members of the Ethiopian Jewish community to explore how these so-called miraculous events happened and what they mean today.
JEWS OF ROME, THE LONGEST DIASPORA. yehuda meir 2017 (7.23)
THE JEWISH DIASPORA IN NEW YORK THE STORY OF THE JEWS PBS 2014 (4.25)
Simon Schama travels to New York City, considered the iconic landing place in the Jewish-American story.
OVERSEAS CHINESE AND JEWISH DIASPORA | Dr. Roger King 金乐琦博士 | TEDxShanghai 2016 19.34)
THE HISTORY AND LIFE OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA CENTER FOR ONLINE JUDAIC STUDIES 2016 (30.37)
The Nachum Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora tells the story of the history of the Jewish communities around the world.