The Museum of Psalms contains 150 palms depicted in sync with art-works made by artist Moshe Tzvi Berger. The artist completed all the 150 palms in over 15 years.
The Psalms have a vital role in not just Jewish liturgy and practices but also showcases a rather spiritual appeal which can be appreciated by any one who visits- regardless of their religion or beliefs. Do notice how the artist has spun a rather beautiful, modern, psychedelic interpretation of the Psalms.
- The Museum admission is free but a 10 NIS donation per person is recommended.
- Hours are subject to change. Please call ahead of your visit.
- By Bus: At Kishla / Armenian Patriarchate
- By Light Rail: At City Hall
- By Taxi
- By renting a Bike
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The Museum of Psalms now has a store down two levels from the original Museum of Psalms. It had only been open 4 months when we came upon it. This particular store was our favorite of all the stores in the Old City. Mordecai has carefully selected artists for whom he would like to showcase their art and give the public availability to purchase their work. All the artwork he has chosen is beautiful, reasonably priced, and unlike anything we had seen before. The artists he has chosen are extremely talented. The artists we spoke to were humble about their own work and promoted the work of others in the gallery. We found this to be refreshing and rare. Needless to say we felt quite fortunate to have come upon this shop during our visit to Jerusalem. The Museum of the Psalms was one of only two stores in the Old City that we felt the peace to wander, browse, and ask questions without any pressure. There was great respect given to the customers. All from our tour group who found the store made note of this difference and spoke of it being their favorite store as well. We did not have the opportunity to visit the upstairs Museum Of The Psalms that all others are mentioning here but we did peek in the windows and saw the beauty that all have mentioned. Hopefully we can return to Jerusalem one day and have the privilege of getting to see and hear about the displayed work. We found Mordecai and two of the artist’s he showcases in his store (one of whom was Azriel Gess) to be honorable men. It was a pleasure to have met them as well as have their work in our home and in our friend’s homes in the states. Many friends purchased artwork from this store to take home and a couple of us ordered artwork (prints & paintings) that would be shipped later to us in the states. The ordered artwork arrived for each of us in perfect condition and was shipped for free. If you visit the Old City we encourage you to visit both The Museum of The Psalms Store which is in the lower level of the Jewish Quarter and the upstairs Museum of The Psalms.
I loved coming to this place! ❤ The owner is so nice and polite, that it is always a pleasure talking to him. His paintings, litographies, jewelry and so many pieces of art are so exquisite. I bought him a necklace and a canvas; I got a very good price. 😁
Very beautiful small museum with a nice guide
I love this museum!! A spiritual experience. The feeling is amazing. The art is beautiful!
Purchased two fine prints from there last year. LOVE them. Had some issues with the free shipping home however, it took months and several calls, emails and finally temporarily stopping the credit card charge to receive them. Shopkeeper said it was the mail service. But it is still not resolved, I have not receive all of the items I have paid for. Left out of the purchase were 3 items: a book and 2 Mezuzahs. Still waiting one full year later.