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The Heroes Exhibition – Diaspora Museum

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

Tel Aviv


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Zara Brooks

We went to the new ׳heroes exhibition – גיבורים at Bet hatfusot in tel Aviv university – was absolutely fantastic – highly recommend. My kids 13,11,8,6 & 18mths!) highly enjoyed – completely interactive lasts at least an hour and half and then there is a sadna which we never even had to time to do. Sadna finishes at 6pm – museum closes at 7pm – need to book tickets on line beforehand. Well worth the money (don’t think I’ve ever thought that in israel before!)!and yes in both English and Hebrew. Didn’t mention that in bet hatfusot there is also an amazing exhibition – audiovisual – about Ethiopian Aliya so if u can spare half an hour go up and watch it – my kids were fascinated. The exhibition is about Jewish heroes – through history to present day – there are tons of different stations all interactive – whether Dance, music, historical, philosophical fashion design , books and at every place you learn who the Jewish leaders are and you do a related activity. Hard to explain… The essence of the place is to make the kids think about what it means to be a leader and be a hero and think about who their hero is – Even if the kids do not think about any of those things it’s either way brilliant!


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.

The new exhibition 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.


Safety Instructions: 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

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