The Jewish Museum

★★★★☆
  • 1109 5th Ave

    New York, NY 10128

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  • 212-423-3200

About The Jewish Museum

Hours
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:45 pm Monday 11:00 am - 5:45 pm Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:45 pm Wednesday CLOSED Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday (11/01/10-03/13/11) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday 11:00 am - 5:45 pm

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So much information but laid out so well, the museum truly guides you through the history of Judaism in a way that allows even those who don't know Jewish history intimately to get a great overview. We didn't make is on a Saturday, but it

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So much information but laid out so well, the museum truly guides you through the history of Judaism in a way that allows even those who don't know Jewish history intimately to get a great overview. We didn't make is on a Saturday, but it

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Dubbed as the preeminent museum on Jewish culture in the States, the Jewish Museum in New York lives up to its reputation. Begin your visit to the Museum on the fourth floor and work your way down the permanent exhibition: "Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey." The permanent collection does a wonderful job of showcasing the adaptability and creativity of Jews in their struggle to maintain their identity on foreign soil throughout history. Through the use of historical artifacts scattered with works of modern and contemporary art, the collection effectively highlights the internal debate and the conflicting ideas that have existed within the Jewish communities of various countries on the appropriate extent of integration into their host community during the Diaspora. At the same time, the collection is successful in presenting the extraordinary diversity that has existed within the Jewish community itself throughout history. A must-see for every New Yorker.

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Dubbed as the preeminent museum on Jewish culture in the States, the Jewish Museum in New York lives up to its reputation. Begin your visit to the Museum on the fourth floor and work your way down the permanent exhibition: "Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey." The permanent collection does a wonderful job of showcasing the adaptability and creativity of Jews in their struggle to maintain their identity on foreign soil throughout history. Through the use of historical artifacts scattered with works of modern and contemporary art, the collection effectively highlights the internal debate and the conflicting ideas that have existed within the Jewish communities of various countries on the appropriate extent of integration into their host community during the Diaspora. At the same time, the collection is successful in presenting the extraordinary diversity that has existed within the Jewish community itself throughout history. A must-see for every New Yorker.

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Dubbed as the preeminent museum on Jewish culture in the States, the Jewish Museum in New York lives up to its reputation. Begin your visit to the Museum on the fourth floor and work your way down the permanent exhibition:

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Dubbed as the preeminent museum on Jewish culture in the States, the Jewish Museum in New York lives up to its reputation. Begin your visit to the Museum on the fourth floor and work your way down the permanent exhibition:

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There are lots of great tidbits at the Jewish Museum, but the institution never pulls everything together or probes anything really deeply.

The permanent exhibit begins with a history lesson that traces the Jews from their mirky beginnings before reliable history through the days of the two Jewish kingdoms on what's now Israel to their defeat and dispersal.

That history, along with some quick information about the religious side of Judaism, abruptly transforms into a large collection of art and artifacts made by and for Jews around the world, mostly in the 1700s and 1800s.

Both parts of the exhibition are interesting but both beg more questions than they answer. What percentage of the dispersed Jews ended up converting to the religions of their adopted lands? To what degree are today's Jews descendants of those original ones and to what degree are they later converts? Why did Jews flock to and excel at some crafts but not others?

You won't learn the answers here, but it's still worth a look through the collection.

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There are lots of great tidbits at the Jewish Museum, but the institution never pulls everything together or probes anything really deeply.

The permanent exhibit begins with a history lesson that traces the Jews from their mirky beginnings before reliable history through the days of the two Jewish kingdoms on what's now Israel to their defeat and dispersal.

That history, along with some quick information about the religious side of Judaism, abruptly transforms into a large collection of art and artifacts made by and for Jews around the world, mostly in the 1700s and 1800s.

Both parts of the exhibition are interesting but both beg more questions than they answer. What percentage of the dispersed Jews ended up converting to the religions of their adopted lands? To what degree are today's Jews descendants of those original ones and to what degree are they later converts? Why did Jews flock to and excel at some crafts but not others?

You won't learn the answers here, but it's still worth a look through the collection.

Pros: Wonderful collections of historical artifacts

Cons: Thematically muddled

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My wife bought a $200 necklace from the Jewish Museum along with a few other items. When the products arrived, we decided not to keep the necklace because it appeared to be suited to someone younger than we had in mind. So I returned the necklace using the forms provided. When months passed and a credit never appeared, I called The Jewish Museum. They said that they never received it. Right. Sure I should have sent it return receipt. Sure I learned an expensive lesson about not trusting seemingly trustworthy sources. But theft is theft and I offer this story to the public to protect the unwary when purchasing products from this company.

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My wife bought a $200 necklace from the Jewish Museum along with a few other items. When the products arrived, we decided not to keep the necklace because it appeared to be suited to someone younger than we had in mind. So I returned the necklace using the forms provided. When months passed and a credit never appeared, I called The Jewish Museum. They said that they never received it. Right. Sure I should have sent it return receipt. Sure I learned an expensive lesson about not trusting seemingly trustworthy sources. But theft is theft and I offer this story to the public to protect the unwary when purchasing products from this company.

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The Jewish Museum is a great museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan-especially for children. We have come here for classes in the past, and most recently for the Maurice Sendak exhibit-tons of fun, including many interactive parts. Also, the museum has many concerts and always has special activities for kids. One time, we did a dig for fossils,a nd had a great time. You do not have to be Jewish to have a great time here. Thursdays are pay what you wish in the evenings.

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The Jewish Museum is a great museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan-especially for children. We have come here for classes in the past, and most recently for the Maurice Sendak exhibit-tons of fun, including many interactive parts. Also, the museum has many concerts and always has special activities for kids. One time, we did a dig for fossils,a nd had a great time. You do not have to be Jewish to have a great time here. Thursdays are pay what you wish in the evenings.

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The Jewish Museum is a wonderful tribute to Jewish history and culture. It is also appealing for others interested in other things because it has exhibits for everyone. The museum is beautifully laid out and has many very interesting and multimedia exhibits. The gift shop is also exceptionally beautiful, filled with artistic judaica items and books and religious items perfect for gifts. A visit to the Jewish Museum is always an enriching experience, both religiously and educationally.

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The Jewish Museum is a wonderful tribute to Jewish history and culture. It is also appealing for others interested in other things because it has exhibits for everyone. The museum is beautifully laid out and has many very interesting and multimedia exhibits. The gift shop is also exceptionally beautiful, filled with artistic judaica items and books and religious items perfect for gifts. A visit to the Jewish Museum is always an enriching experience, both religiously and educationally.

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This museum has the most amazing and thought-provoking exhibits, especially the black and white photos. Leave more time than you would image and you will be spellbound by many of the visuals, and need time to really appreciate them. This is not a fancy museum, but does house a terrific collection of historical artifacts that make you better appreciate your Jewish heritage

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This museum has the most amazing and thought-provoking exhibits, especially the black and white photos. Leave more time than you would image and you will be spellbound by many of the visuals, and need time to really appreciate them. This is not a fancy museum, but does house a terrific collection of historical artifacts that make you better appreciate your Jewish heritage

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