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Old Yishuv Court Museum

The Isaak Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum tells the story of the inhabitants of the Old Yishuv, displayed through their original belongings, objects, and tools.

It also tells of the struggles they had to face; stories of birth and marriage, happiness and sadness, and faith in God.

The museum depicts the period decor and aspects of daily life in the Jewish Quarter from the mid-19th century to the end of the Ottoman rule just after World War I.

Each room shows the Old City of Jerusalem during different time periods and different rulers, including the Ottoman Empire, 19th Century, British Mandate and the HaAri Synagogue.

The Museum is housed in the remains of two former synagogues in the Old City, the 16th century HaAri Synagogueand the 19th century Or HaHayim Synagogue.

Old Yishuv Court Museum has both temporary and permanent exhibits are on display and offers tours, lectures, workshops, and special programs.

It addition hosts evenings with a wide range of topics every month including discussion evenings, poetry evenings and storytelling evenings.

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