Category Archives: Tel Aviv museums

Museum of Babylonian Jewry – Babylonian Jewish Heritage Center

The Museum of Babylonian Jewry covers 2700 years of Jewish history, from the Babylonian exile through the return from Iraq to Israel.  There is also a heritage center which researches Babylonian Jewry and maintains a genealogical database of Iraqi Jews.

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Shimon Rokach House in Neve Tzedek – Leah Majaro-Mintz sculptures in Rokach House

Rokach House is one of the first homes built outside the old city of Jaffa. In this house, built in 1887, you can see the old home which was famous for its domed roof. The house is preserved as it was at that time. There is also a display of old photographs showing the early days of settlement in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood.

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Israeli artist Nachum Gutman – Nahum Gutman Museum in Tel Aviv

The Gutman Museum showcases the works of the artist Nachum Gutman, who worked in a variety of media, often focusing on the oriental charms of the Arab and Arab way of life. The exhibits in the museum include the works of many other artists who portray the Arab, as well as the temporary photographic exhibit of Chalil Raad’s work. The museum, located in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood of Tel Aviv, is well worth a visit.

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Etzel Museum in Tel Aviv – Irgun Zvai Leumi Museum in Tel Aviv

Etzel, also known as the Irgun Zvai Leumi, was founded in 1931 by Avraham Tehomi. It is, however, generally associated with Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Jabotinsky explained how Zionism needed a military force, which was used against the British and the Arabs during the fight for an independent Jewish country. The Etzel was also involved in the struggle for free immigration for Jews to Palestine.

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Tel Aviv’s First City Hall – photographs and videos from old Tel Aviv

The Museum of the History of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa is located in the first city hall, known as Beit Ha’Ir. The museum, which opened in the end of 2009, displays photographs collected from the residents of Tel Aviv and old video clips. The office of Meir Dizengoff is also on display inside.

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Beit Gidi Etzel Museum – IZL museum – Irgun museum in Tel Aviv

The Beit Gidi Etzel Museum portrays the history of the Etzel movement and its campaigns from the UN resolution on the establishment of a Jewish state until the movement’s dissolution in 1948. The central exhibit is about the battle for Jaffa, and commemorates the 41 Etzel soldiers who fell in the battle.

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