Museum of Psalms

Museum of Psalms

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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.

About Moshe Ztvi Halevi Berger

Berger was born in 1924 in Transylvania. He acquired his painting skills in Paris and Rome, where he learned from the very best. Being a holocaust survivor, Berger represents the essence of mental strength. His faith has reached a very high level when he first opened the Museum of Psalms with the blessing of Rabbi Meir Yehuda Getz, who served as the Rabbi of the Western Wall.

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  • Bzm
    September 13, 2023

    Very inspiring, and amazing arts not seen anywhere else in the world.

  • Rabbi Yisroel Bernath
    Rabbi Yisroel Bernath
    February 4, 2020

    We were just walking by and admired the incredible art. Gad and Rafi were extremely helpful and explained each of the pieces to us. We ended up buying a lithograph. Within 2 hours they had it ready for us to take home. Hi...

  • Mimi Delasalle
    Mimi Delasalle
    March 9, 2022

    Nice place for decent art. I like being able to support indie artists without the fuss! They have nice prints and small scale art that is great too cheap home in your suitcase for tourists and still feels special.

  • Cantor Menachem Bazian
    Cantor Menachem Bazian
    December 25, 2022

    He has gorgeous art work based on Psalms. Definitely worth a look and to buy some beautiful and meaningful works that will touch your heart and soul.

  • Michael Gofman
    Michael Gofman
    January 30, 2020

    First of all, this is not a museum, it is a gallery that sells painting. Second, their paintings are great, as you can see from high ratings of other reviewers. However, if you noticed, every positive review is left by pe...

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