Dive Into the Blue – Summer Fun for Children

July 15 – August 30 | Sundays to Thursdays | 11:00am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm | For ages 5-10

Children and parents are invited to the Bible Lands Museum this summer to join Taklitu, a talented trader from the ancient Near East, on his epic quest to re-design the king’s palace, and help him complete the challenges and puzzles that lie in wait. On route to discover the source of the mysterious color, the visitors will find an array of entertaining, informative games, and at the end of the journey, they will arrive at a colorful ancient market where they can discover how the tekhelet dye was produced in ancient times and how it was used. Here in the Tekhelet and Argaman workshops, they will have the chance to apply fresh dye to paper, create unique personal rings, spin yarn from wool, and much more.

Prices: Children: 35 NIS | Adults: 22 NIS | Fourth child goes free | Members: No additional charge. | Booking required.

Paint Party – Between Blue and Brush | July 18 8:30pm

For the first time, Paint Party Israel is coming to the museum to help guide you paint a masterpiece in blue inspired by the recently opened exhibition “Out of the Blue.” Discover your artistic side and create your very own work of art in a social, enjoyable, and mind-changing experience. Join us for a special party with music and an open bar. We’ve already chosen the perfect painting for you, the equipment is on us and no prior knowledge of painting is needed! Just come, unleash your creativity and paint something you’ll proudly hang up at home when complete.

Price (including materials): 90 NIS. 9pm-11pm (Doors open at 8:30pm).

ANDRELAMUZE – The Blue Arts Party | August 22 | 7:00pm

The museum’s arts festival returns this summer, bigger and bluer than ever! Dive deep into the color with performance and sound shows, spoken word poetry, and video art throughout the galleries stimulating your senses. In addition, there’s an interactive artists’ fair featuring different materials and techniques connected to blue.

The main show, It’s About Time! features international jazz musician Omri Mor, who will appear with materials from his debut album. Mor take us on his musical journey between the Blues of North Africa and the Blues of America. His music, which combines North African Andalusian music with jazz, creates a new musical language delivered with amazing virtuosity. Joining Roy on stage are Gilad Abro (bass) and Amir Bresler (drums). Guest musicians: Elad Levi (kamanja), Yochai Cohen (oud, singing and percussion instruments).

For more information, visit www.blmj.org

Klezmer in the Tekhelet Sky – The International Klezmer Festival, Hosted by the Museum

Wednesday | 1 August | 8:30pm

Leading musicians from the worlds of classical, klezmer, tango and Balkan music will meet again for an evening of shared music under the tekhelet blue sky in the museum’s Seven Species Garden. One stage will host the finest musicians together with young apprentices.

Artistic Director Hanan Bar-Sela, host Prof. Haim Knobler. Show duration: About two hours.

Tickets. Early bird: 75 NIS | Museum members: 65 NIS | Discount for hotel guests in Jerusalem: NIS 68 | On day of the show: 85 NIS.

*Starting at 7:15pm, guiding stations will provide information on the museum, and the new exhibition “Out of the Blue” will be open. (Free entry with ticket.)

**It is recommended to book tickets in advance, the number of places is limited.

Wednesday’s Lectures

Wednesday’s | 19:30 | Free with Museum Admission

4/7/18 The book of Lamentations and Lamentations at large in Ancient Near Eastern Literature, prof Jacob Klein, Bar-Ilan Univ, Hebrew

11/7/18 Josephus’s Interpretation of the Bible, Prof Michael Avioz, Bar-Ilan Univ, Hebrew

18/7/18 A huge Reservoir and impressive Aqueduct at Bet Shearim, Dr. Tsvika Tsuk, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Hebrew

25/7/18 – All over Tekhelet” Blue color in the history of art, David Ibgui, Hebrew

Special Friday at the BLMJ

Twist – Special tours | 11:00 | Free with Museum Admission | (Program in Hebrew)

Special tours from the personal perspectives of Museum staff members | Program in Hebrew 

6.7.18 Giants, Heroes, Angels and Men – according to Zecharia Sitchin | Dr. Edith Kimchi, Director, BLMJ Education Dept.

20.7.18 Now, we have only white tzitzits, since the tekhelet was concealed” (Medrash

Tanchuma, Shlach 15) The story of the tekhelet and the Exile | Yael Ring, Educational Programing BLMJ


Gallery Talks

Meet the Curators for a special tour of OUT OF THE BLUE | Program in Hebrew

10.8.18 | 23.8.18

*Pre-registration required | No. of participants is limited

Legends From The Dawn Of Humanity

Every second Wednesday | 16:45 | For ages 4–8

A magical, multi-sensory experience of one hour, combining storytelling with a workshop and a museum theatrical tour (Program in Hebrew).

7.2.18 – “Edgar-Bey and the Stork – A Persian legend tells of the wealthy Edgar-Bey, who had a special love for gold coins – and himself! Come hear how a stork taught him a lesson, and what it has to do with watermelon.

21.2.18 – “King Ahasuerus’s Palace – King Ahasuerus has everything except for a palace.

He decides to embark on a captivating journey to distant lands and learn how to build himself

a residence fit for a king. A special show for Purim!



Out of the Blue | New Exhibition

The exhibition embarks on a journey which starts in the heavens, the abode of the divine yearned for by mankind throughout the generations. The quest for the heavenly blue leads us to the depths of the sea where we encounter an enigmatic creature – the source of the most brilliant and prestigious of colors. Winding our way through its shades and hues we follow the Tekhelet thread as it takes us from the secrets of the ancient dyers to the vibrant blue of Israel’s national flag. Opening April 2018

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.

The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.

Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – Jerusalem in Babylon

“Jerusalem in Babylon” tells the story of the Judean exiles in Babylon in the first generations after the destruction of the First Temple. After losing their spiritual center and their home, thousands of Judeans and Jerusalemites were uprooted and began their journey as exiles to Babylon. The exiles were settled in different locations, the main one being Al-Yahudu, Akkadian for: The City of Juda. Al Yahudu was the Babylonian name of Jerusalem. The core material of the exhibition are the Al-Yahudu tablets, which reveal the names of dozens of Judean exiles and their offspring, and bear a stunning testimony of their lives in Babylonia over a period of some one hundred years. The Babylonian exile is a landmark in the identity of the Jewish people, who managed to survive against all odds, and never lost their hope to return to Zion.

Curators: Ori Meiri and Yehuda Kaplan

The BLMJ is open on Sun, Mon, Tue, 09:30-17:30 Wed 09:30-21:30 Fri, Sat, Holiday Eve 10:00-14:00


www.blmj.org 02-561106

Entrance fee: Adult 44 NIS. Children aged 5-18, students, soldiers, people with disabilities, new immigrant to. Israel, Israeli senior citizens – 22 NIS. Senior citizen of another country – 35 NIS

On Wednesdays after 16:00 and on Saturdays children get in for free!

If you are planning to the full museum tour and visit the BLMJ, the Israel Museum, and the Bloomfield Science Museum, will receive a substantial discount in each museum within a week from their visit in one of the museums. All the museum programs are interchangeable.

Out of the Bleu exhibition – Ardon Bar Hama.