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Review of The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum
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US$109.00*
and up
Full Day Ultimate Manhattan Guided Sightseeing...
Ranked #140 of 1,153 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile.
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We only had 90 minutes which was insufficient for this very rich experience. The history and artifacts presented in the permanent collections presented a very insightful perspective on the driving forces of Jewish thinking and life over the centuries. The dynamic tension between the core set of beliefs and the "host cultures" in which Jews find themselves is manifested in the artifacts shared throughout the exhibit.

We worth a second and third visit.

2  Thank Leslie D
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The top (fourth) floor has some fun interactive activities for young children. We started there, and continued on down. We liked everything, and it combines art and Jewish history. A really nice, small museum that you will enjoy, and takes only an hour to visit. A block away, there is a great french restaurant, "Table d’Hôte," on 92nd St, which is $$$, not inexpensive, but extremely high quality with sidewalk dining. The quiet neighborhood lulls you into thinking you are in Paris!
Some days are free, check their website.

1  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

For Jews and non-Jews, the Jewish Museum is well worth a visit. The permanent exhibit traces the rich history and culture of the Jewish people through documents, art and artifacts. In addition, the museum has a rich, continuing series of exhibits exploring the work of Jewish artists and the complex relationship between the Judaism and the modern art world. These are always well-researched, carefully-presented and stimulating in content. Israeli Art has been an ongoing focus of many of these exhibits. For Jews, the museum provides many avenues for exploring one's history, heritage, culture and modern experience. Non-Jews can learn about one of the world's great religious traditions and it's history and culture.

1  Thank Martin R
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a museum for everyone Jewish or not. The mansion that houses it is wonderful and the history and artifacts are great for anyone to see. The new works were contemporary and thoroughly enjoyable; so different from the religious and historical.

1  Thank peggyvb
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The permanent Jewish part of the museum was the section we enjoyed. The installations on the lower floor were not to our taste but the rest was well laid out and very informative, for all religions, whether Jew or Gentile.

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