Seven Walking Tours
FRONT PAGE
FAIRMOUNT PARK
INDEPENDENCE HALL AREA
HISTORIC, NORTH OF MARKET
PARKWAY
RITTENHOUSE
SOCIETY HILL
WASHINGTON SQUARE
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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Netanyahu Memorial

A few steps farther and we are at a greenwalk that leads to the National Museum of American Jewish History. The picture here shows a memorial to Jonathan Netanyahu, hero of the Raid on Entebbe, and brother of Benjamin, the current Prime Minister of Israel. It stands outside the entrance to the museum. The museum, a symbol since its founding in 1976 of the contributions of the Jewish people to the growth and development of the United States, is the only such institution exclusively dedicated to a comprehensive narration of the Jewish experience in this country and to a documentation of the full range of Jewish participation in the social, cultural, political and economic evolution of the nation. The museum possesses a vast collection of portraits, photographs, furniture and a variety of religious ceremonial objects, as well as contemporary arts and crafts. The collection is often used to augment visiting shows or to mount exhibitions sponsored by the Museum itself.

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