A Unique Museum in the Old City
The Museum of Psalms is a one of kind museum located at the center of the Old City. Ever since the museum opened in 1995, it has been moving forward with a strong mission and a clear vision: to satisfy the growing demand for spiritually inspired art.
The main exhibit displays a collection of 150 paintings based on the Book of Psalms. Each painting portrays one specific psalm at a time (according to the Jewish tradition, the Book of Psalms consists of 150 individual psalms). The artist Moshe Tzvi Halevi Berger painted the series over a period of 15 years. The palette used by Berger consists of only the seven rainbow colors, combining together art and spirituality. The colors represent different virtues of the soul, painted with rich and astonishingly beautiful imagery. Every brushstroke is felt, and the complex and original method of painting immediately captures the eye of the observer. Berger's works are displayed with annotations in a variety of languages that interpret and provide extra information about each painting. Each remark is composed as a song to enrich the spiritual world of the observer.
Moreover, the museum displays another collection of the artist and that is the Sun series. The Sun series comprises 42 paintings that illustrate the Kabbalistic ideas of light, meditation and healing, through various permutations of the motif of the sun. Another truly inspiring exhibit is the Tree of Life series. The artist teaches us about the tree of life which was located next to the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. Besides being artistically extraordinary, these works manage to create not just a visual experience, but rather a spiritual one. These paintings have deep emotional influence on people and they are known to create change, inspire and heal many people of all ages, faiths and religions.
You can find some of Berger's paintings at the museum's store. You can also find prints of his selected works and the works of new and young Jewish Art artists. There are also Judaica products, primarily silver sterling at very convenient prices.