About the Museum with the Story of the Jewish Community of IstanbulThe Jewish Museum of Turkey is a cozy museum that presents and describes the history of the Jewish community of Istanbul. The atmosphere here is unique and does not include the alienation we feel in many museums.
Through a collection of exhibits from the past, donated by families, Turkish synagogues and various Jewish institutions, visitors can learn about the Jewish past, professions, art, commerce, and economy,
The museum exposes visitors to the significant role that the Jewish community brought to the culture and society of the Ottoman Empire, and the unique place of the Jewish community in Turkey in general. It is interesting to see, especially compared to other Jewish communities are the world.
The three floors of the Jewish Museum of Turkey present the long-standing heritage of the Jewish community in Istanbul, which is closely linked to Turkish and Ottoman history. This, by the way, was built up largely by Jews who emigrated to Turkey during the expulsion from Spain.
The museum contains a wealth of exhibits related to the life of this magnificent community, including items related to religious worship in the city and the state, and other items illustrating the place, integration and historical role of this community in Turkish society in the old days.
Although from time to time there are activities related to Turkish Jewish heritage, this museum deals more with the display of a Jewish world existed, and is no longer there.