Michael Douglas and Museum of the Jewish People Unveil Historic Objects in New Video Series

The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv has launched a new series of videos giving a sneak peek at a few of the key artifacts that will be featured in its much-anticipated new Core Exhibition slated to open in fall 2020. The videos include a special introduction by Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, whose screen legend father Kirk Douglas first visited the museum in 1982 and was a longtime advocate.

The museum will unveil two videos per week for four weeks, each one spotlighting a unique item that allows the institution to continue illuminating the Jewish story to the world. The first two videos in the series spotlight Nobel Prize winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer’s personal typewriter and a 16th Century Sephardic “Book of Esther” Scroll.

Here’s the introduction by Michael Douglas

Here’s the first two new artifacts.

The new Core Exhibition will expand the museum’s exploration of Jewish culture, identity and spirituality, with an increased footprint of 66,000 square feet of additional gallery space, featuring over 800 images and 450 works from the museum’s collection, 40 film and multimedia displays and 22 interactive stations.

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About the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot


You Are Part of the Story

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is more than a Museum. This unique global institution tells the ongoing and extraordinary story of the Jewish people.

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot connects Jewish people to their roots and strengthens their personal and collective Jewish identity. The Museum of the Jewish People 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.

The Museum 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”.

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