The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum

October 10th 2010

The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum is located in the center of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem’s Old City. This 16th century building houses the complete story of the daily lives of the Jewish community during the Ottoman rule of the region until the end of the British Mandate period and formation of the state of Israel in 1948. Open in 1976 to the public, many items showcased in the museum tell the story of the everyday life of community members, including period furniture, jewelry, and utensils. The museum’s courtyard and its two on-site synagogues have been preserved in their original state; they were active up until the war in 1948 and reopened after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.