[IL] Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – January 2017 [PRESS]

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – January 2017

New Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Open’s at January 26

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.

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Fotografija: Vladimir Naikhin. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

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Fotografija: Vladimir Naikhin. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

 

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

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Fotografija: Oded Antman. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.

 

Special Friday Gallery Talk with a Curator
January 13 |at 11:00 | Free with Museum admission
Encounters in the “In the Valley of David and Goliath” Exhibition. Special guided tours with the Museum’s curator.

Special Friday New! Kabalat Shabbat

Friday | 27.1.17 | At 12:00

A special program combining Museum displays, traditional Jewish melodies and the weekly Torah portion.
We will host the Nigun Yerushalmi Ensemble with Shlomo Ilan Keinan, composer, guitarist and Eastern stringed instrumentalist who will lead the program including discussion of the weekly Torah portion, followed by a musical performance with audience participation. Guest: Yagel Harush, Kamancheh and Ney musician, writer and musical arranger

With fee, free for Museum member.

 

Rendez-vous d’Actualité au Pays de La Bible

New! Cultural and current affairs events for French speakers!

Wednesday | January 11 | at 19:00

Guided tours and a lecture by journalist Richard Dremon, an expert in the Geo-politics of the Middle East.
Guided tour in the exhibition In the Valley of David and Goliath
The Davids and the Goliaths of the Middle East – Then and Now.

Free with Museum admission.

 

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!

Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9th at 17:00

King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the Brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off on a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! Join us for a magical story time that will take place twice a month starting November 9th, until the end of March. Story time will take place in the galleries of the Museum. The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will be brought to life by the wonderful, and truly gifted, story teller Rivka Shabtai. Your child’s visit to the BLMJ also includes a tour, a creative workshop. Every participant will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller narrates that week.

Ideal for children ages 4-8. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!

You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP.

Lectures
Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

4/1/17- The Six Chamber Gate and Shrine Gate at Lachish, Sa’ar Ganor, Israel Antiquities Authority, Hebrew

11/1/17- “In Those Days There Was No King in Israel,” Really? Prof. Israel Rozenson, Shaanan College, Hebrew

18/1/17- New Revelations and Discoveries from Tel Gezer, Dr. Tsvika Tsuk, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Hebrew

25/1/17- New Exhibition Opening

Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece Details to follow

 

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

 

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations: events@blmj.org

 

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                   Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

 

General Information

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21 Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees. Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

 

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – December 2016 [PRESS]

Hanukah at the Bible Lands Museum – against all odds!
This Hanukah the BLMJ will hold Theatrical tours in the Museum, The finest Israeli Children’s Theatre, and a musical performance. With the bells of the Maccabean Revolt tolling in his ears, Jonathan the Maccabee begins his initiation journey, in which he will discover his courage, and his inner powers. In his journey he will meet Esther the Persian queen, Hercules, King David, and other figures who will teach him the secret of resourcefulness and faith against all odds. Join us in a theatrical tour around the galleries and the exhibitions of the museum. In addition to our own theatrical tours, every day we will host shows of The Orna Porat Children’s Theater and of Psik Theatre.

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Credit Oded Antman.

On December 30th, the museum will host a musical jam, and the audience is invited to bring musical instruments and join the jam
The tours will take place on 26.12-29.12 and on January 1st at: 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00.
Finest Israeli Children’s Theatre at the BLMJ: December 26th, December 27th, December 28th, December 29th and January 1st at 12:00.
Entrance fee: 20 NIS- 50 NIS. You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP. http://www.blmj.org/en/template/default.aspx?PageId=231

Hamshushalayim at the BLMJ – What did they say of Jerusalem?
Poets, discoverers, authors and wise men, have thought and wrote of Jerusalem. This upcoming December, the BLMJ will host artists who feel the beat of this city in every bone in their body. Together, we will ponder about the spirits and agendas of the city that for many people around the world symbolizes the spiritual center of the world. Every jam will be inspired by another quote and will include different artists.
The Museum will be open 21:00 – 01:00. The Entrance to the museum and the Jam sessions are free of charge!
First Hamshush |December 1  | Mini Slam Jam Jerusalem | 22:00
Second Hamshush |December 8 | Musiqeiyafa – A musical performance | at 22:00 and at 23:00
Third Hamshush |December 12 | Ensemble Nigun Yerushalmi – playing Psalms | 22:00
Fourth Hamshush |December 22 | MyQuiz Jerusalem | 22:00 
for more information: http://www.blmj.org/en/template/default.aspx?PageId=227

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Credit Oded Antman.

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!
Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9th at 17:00
King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the Brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off on a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! We’ll wander off beyond space and time with unknown stories, brave heroines and heroes, and wild adventures! Send your kids off into a journey where ancient folklore tales come to life in the BLMJ!
Join us for a magical story time that will take place twice a month starting November 9th, until the end of March. Story time will take place in the galleries of the Museum. The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will be brought to life by the wonderful, and truly gifted, story teller Rivka Shabtai. Your child’s visit to the BLMJ also includes a tour, a creative workshop. Every participant will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller narrates that week.
Ideal for children ages 4-8. Adults who accompany children to story time need to pay for a ticket. The program will include eleven encounters. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!
You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP.

New exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath
Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?
In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?
You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.
Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00 
Additional Tours on Weds: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00 
Saturday – 11:30 (Hebrew only).
Free with Museum admission.
Reserve tours in additional languages and groups in advance.

Displaying חמשושלים במוזיאון ארצות המקרא קרדיט עודד אנטמן credit Oded Antman.jpg

Credit Oded Antman.

Lectures

Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission
7/12/16 – From Melchizedek to Jesus of Nazareth: In the Path of Early Christian Midrash, Prof. Yair Zakovitch and Dr. Serge Ruzer, Hebrew Univ., in conversation following the publication of their new book: God’s Word Is Powerful- Eight Conversations on the Epistle to the Hebrews, Hebrew
14/12/16 – to be announced
21/12/16 – The Legacy of the Maccabees in Late Antiquity, Prof. Oded Irshai, Hebrew Univ., Hebrew
28/12/16 – Hanukkah – No Lecture

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family
Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00
A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.
Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!
We will meet Shireen the Persian Princess who has many talents – she plays music, sings and dances; she’s a master of martial arts and leads the army when she’s called to defend the kingdom, and she’s also a famous mosaic artist. But alas, the princess’ hunting tools have disappeared along with her jewelry and royal musical instruments! Help the princess find her belongings with the help of hints and tools. Follow the “adventure book” and a map that will guide you on your path to finding the lost heirlooms and solving the mystery!
At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!
Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Celebrate your next event with us!
Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions
Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

Special Programs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs:
King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour, tailored according to the Parashah.
Linking the Chain of Generations – A new program which includes an enchanting activity for kids and fascinating tours for adults. An adventure tour with challenges and costumes.
After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more.
For further information and reservations: events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem
Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers
Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices
Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

Exhibitions – December 2016:
Permanent Exhibition
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.
Classic gems
Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.
Roman Fresco Room
A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescoes originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompeii, Italy. Viewing by request only.
DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine
A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.
Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.
Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:
Sunday – Friday English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00
Additional tour on Wednesdays English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00
Saturday Hebrew 11:30
Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

General Information
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artifacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.
21 Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.
Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Courtesy of the Friends of the Museum.
Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees. Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.
All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – November 2016 [PRESS]

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – November 2016

Lectures, tours, and special events at the Museum in the month of November

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!

Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9 th at 17:00

King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off to a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! We shall wander off beyond space and time with unknown stories, brave heroines and heroes, and wild adventures! Send your kids off into a journey in ancient folklore tales coming to life in the BLMJ!

Join us for a magical story time that will take place twice a month starting in November 9 th , until the end of March. The story time will take place in the Galleries section of the Museum. The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will come alive before your eyes by the wonderful and truly gifted story teller Rivka Shabtai. The child's visit to the BLMJ will include a tour, a creative workshop, and a story time. Every participant in the story time will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller will tell that week.

Ideal for children ages 4-8. Adults who accompany children to story time need to pay for a ticket. The program will include eleven encounters. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!

 

 

You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-56110066, Please RSVP.

New exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?
In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

Displaying תערוכה קרדיט עודד אנטמן 1.jpg
Credit for the photos: Oded Antman

You will see the original finds from the city's ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archaeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Displaying תערוכה קרדיט עודד אנטמן.jpg
Credit for the photos: Oded Antman

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:

Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional Tours on Weds: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday – 11:30 (Hebrew only).

Free with Museum admission.

Reserve tours in additional languages and groups in advance.

Lectures

Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

2.11.16 – David’s Ascent to the Throne Between the Books of Samuel and Chronicles, Prof. Yairah Amit, Tel Aviv Univ., (Hebrew).

9.11.16 – The Bible as a Foundation Stone of Modern Democracy, Prof. Amnon Shapira, Ariel Univ., (Hebrew).

16.11.16 – Royal City: The Role of Cities in the Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, Prof. Ze’ev Herzog , Tel aviv Univ., (Hebrew).

23.11.16 – The David and Goliath Story- Dating its Composition and it’s Signifcance for Every Generation, Prof. Alexander Rofe, (Hebrew).

30.11.16- Writing and Identify, Dr. Haggai Misgav, (Hebrew)

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms!

Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!

We will meet Shireen the Persian Princess who has many talents – she plays music,sings and dances; she’s a master of martial arts and leads the army when she’s called to defend the kingdom, and she’s also a famous mosaic artist. But alas, the princess hunting tools have disappeared along with her jewelry and royal musical instruments! Help the princess find her belongings with the help of hints and tools.

Follow the ‘adventure book’ and a map that will guide you on your path to finding the lost heirlooms and solving the mystery!

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artifacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artifacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering.

Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

Special Programs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs:

King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour, tailored according to the Parashah.

Linking the Chain of Generations – A new program which includes an enchanting activity for kids and fascinating tours for adults. An adventure tour with challenges and costumes.

After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more.

For further information and reservations: events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ |

www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

Exhibitions – November 2016:

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescoes originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompeii, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Exhibition: ‘Behind the Mask’ – The ‘Community Curates’ project

A new exhibition opens at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem titled ‘Behind the Mask’, made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals. For the first time in history, the public will showcase their personal treasures in this museum. The exhibition is part of a new initiative at the BLMJ, the ‘Community Curates’ project, which invites the public to dust off their treasures and put them on display. Behind the Mask features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel, and will be accompanied by special tours and activities.

Self-guided activities at the "Behind the Mask" exhibition, during July and August Self-guided activity pages and board games for kids will accompany the exhibition.

Activities will invite kids on a magical journey in the footsteps of masks around the world. Game tables will be made available to museum guests at all times.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday Hebrew 11:30

Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum

Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance:contact@blmj.org

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Credit for the photos: Oded Antman

General Information

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archaeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of arteficts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21 Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New

Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Courtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.

Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees. Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – October 2016 [PRESS]

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – October 2016
Lectures, tours, and special events at the Museum in the month of October
Sukkot celebration in King David’s Royal Court!
Free Entrance for children to the Museum!
Programs will be held from the 18th to the 20th of October – every round hour from 10:00 until 14:00 – RSVP – Limited number of places!

This year the BLMJ is taking part in the Jerusalemite “Hazerot” project: Our own King David’s courtyard will come back to life with actors playing typical characters of Kind David’s era, and music of our new original musical performance. For a magical hour, the museum will turn into an ancient kingdom, with a bustling market, public trials, and royal announcements. Come join us on a theatrical tour in our new exhibition, “In the Valley of David and Goliath”, be spectators of the colorful characters of King David’s royal court, and behold the famous duel of David and Goliath.

On Friday the 21st of October (21.10.16), at 11:00, the international artist Rali Margalit will perform her musical piece Musiqeiyaffa. Margalit composed this piece especially for our new exhibition. The piece will connect us to the views, and to the sounds and murmurs of the ancient city that was found in Khirbet Qeiyaffa, and is brought to life in the exhibition.
Come and get carried away with the sounds of a lost city!
Ideal for children ages 5-10. RSVP.
Prices range from 15 NIS to 44 NIS
The program is about 120 min.
Tickets can be purchased in our box office: 02-5611066

Special guided tours in Sukkot at the new exhibition
During Sukkot the Bible Lands Museum is offering a special guided tours in our new exhibition “In the Valley of David and Goliath” in a varius hours. Join as to a journey back in time to the days of King David. Free with Museum admission.
October 18th – 20th:
11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 | Hebrew
10:30, 12:30 | English
October 18th and 20th at 14:00 | French
October 21 and 23:
11:00, 12:00 | Hebrew
10:30 | English
Monday | August 22th | 20:30

Credit: Sukkut- Museum PR. 1551, 1576 – Oded Antman. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

 

 

 

 

New exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath
Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?
In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?
You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.
Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00 
Additional Tours on Weds: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00 
Saturday – 11:30 (Hebrew only).
Free with Museum admission.
Reserve tours in additional languages and groups in advance.

Credit: Sukkut- Museum PR. 1551, 1576 – Oded Antman. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family
Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00
A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.
Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!
We will meet Shireen the Persian Princess who has many talents – she plays music, sings and dances; she’s a master of martial arts and leads the army when she’s called to defend the kingdom, and she’s also a famous mosaic artist. But alas, the princess’ hunting tools have disappeared along with her jewelry and royal musical instruments! Help the princess find her belongings with the help of hints and tools. Follow the “adventure book” and a map that will guide you on your path to finding the lost heirlooms and solving the mystery!
At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!
Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Celebrate your next event with us!
Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions
Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

Special Programs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs:
King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour, tailored according to the Parashah.
Linking the Chain of Generations – A new program which includes an enchanting activity for kids and fascinating tours for adults. An adventure tour with challenges and costumes.
After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more.
For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem
Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers
Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices
Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

Exhibitions – October 2016:
Permanent Exhibition
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.
Classic gems
Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.
Roman Fresco Room
A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.
DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine
A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.
Exhibition: ‘Behind the Mask’ – The “Community Curates” project
A new exhibition opens at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem titled ‘Behind the Mask’, made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals. For the first time in history, the public will showcase their personal treasures in this museum. The exhibition is part of a new initiative at the BLMJ, the “Community Curates” project, which invites the public to dust off their treasures and put them on display. Behind the Mask features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel, and will be accompanied by special tours and activities.
Self-guided activities at the “Behind the Mask” exhibition, during July and August
Self-guided activity pages and board games for kids will accompany the exhibition. Activities will invite kids on a magical journey in the footsteps of masks around the world. Game tables will be made available to museum guests at all times.
Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.
Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:
Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00
Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00
Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30
Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org
General Information
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.
21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.
Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.
Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.
All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – August 2016 [PRESS]

Lectures, tours, and special events at the Museum in the month of August

Travelling Museum 

In honor of the opening of the exhibition “In the Valley of David and Goliath “, the Traveling Museum series returns with special tours to key sites of the Shfela area. The tours will provide participants a chance to discover for themselves the secrets of the Judean Lowlands, and meet world renowned archaeologists at the site during excavation season and experience the excavation experience.

Monday | August 1th | 8:00 | Tel Azekah and the ruins of Qeiyafa 

We will begin in Tel Azekah, located between the highlands and lowlands of the Shfela, on a main intersection of strategic importance, inhabited during the Bronze and Iron Periods. The director of excavations at Tel Azeka, Prof. Oded Lifschitz, will present the findings of the excavation in recent years. We will continue to the small hill overlooking the Elah Valley, to the ruins of Qeiyafa, a small town surrounded by a wall with two gateways.

We will meet at the Museum at 8:00, and return in the afternoon.

Sunday | August 28th | 14:00 | an evening tour of the site and “Musikiafa” 

In the location of the epic battle between David and Goliath, in the Valley of Elah, the fourth tour will begin in the ruins of Qeiyafa. The tour will take us through the impressive city gates; we will follow the fortifications of the city and stroll among the residential quarters which give us a glimpse of the way of life of the residents of the city and their customs. The tour will culminate in an original musical performance composed and performed by Rali Margalit. Musikiafa is an original work inspired by the historic site. We will meet at the Museum at 14:00, and return in the evening.

Advance registration is required. Limited number of seats.

Single tour price: 170 ₪; Members: 150 ₪. For details and tickets: 02-5611066

The International Klezmer Festival is arriving at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem in a special event – “Klezmer in the Garden”

Monday | August 22th | 20:30

A multi-participant performance featuring artists from all over the world bringing together the musical world of old Jewish Shtetel with a variety of cultures and musical styles from around the world – classical, tango, Piazzolla, jazz improvisations and much more. The festival will take place under the moonlit sky in the magical Seven Species Garden at the Bible Lands Museum.

Performance duration: approx. two hours

Price: 65 NIS, members: 55 NIS, same-day tickets: 75 NIS

On the evening of the show the museum gates will open at 19:00 and from 19:15 short guided tours will be offered throughout the Museum

Advance purchase is advised, limited number of seats

For tickets: 02-5611066, ext.3

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem Is hosting the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) 

August 12th | 11:30 | Free with admission to the Museum

With tens of thousands of Christian movements in the 21st Century, no person can think of Christianity in terms of medieval Catholicism. A small, but growing segment within Christendom are Christians who are supporting Israel. Join Dr. Brad Young for an incredible journey into modern day Christianity and its relationship to Israel. Tickets: Advance purchase is required, at tel: 02-56110066, limited number of seats.

The bustling Ancient Market of King David – A family experience

August 15-30 | 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 | 

Join us for an eventful summer adventure with merchants, shepherds and olive farmers. A seasoned oil merchant from Judah will lead us through the Museum in the footsteps of the ancient trade routes. As we follow him we will discover the world of ancient trade of The Fertile Crescent, overcome obstacles and challenges, reveal amazing discoveries and get to know the daily lives of the inhabitants of the past cities of the Judean Hills. The tour will be guided by professional costumed actors. To end the journey costumed actors will lead the children through the exhibitions and out into a vibrant marketplace simulating the daily life of the ancient inhabitants of Judah.

Activities will be conducted in small groups, intended for children aged 5 – 10. Hours: 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00. Duration: approx. two hours. 

Museum admission is free for children! Price: kids – 35 NIS, price for 3 kids/members: 30 NIS (per child), adults: 50% discount on museum admission. No double discounts. Tickets should be purchased in advance at: 02-5611066. Limited number of participants. 

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World 

Wednesdays | August 2016 | 16:45

A unique and magical Storytime will take place at the Bible Lands Museum galleries once a week starting June 1st, running until the end of August. Children and parents are invited for an hour inside the ancient and secret world of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Horus and Seth, Pegasus the flying horse and many other characters from the mythologies of the ancient Near East. The ancient kingdoms of the past of Mesopotamia, Canaan, Egypt and Greece will come to life amongst an array of authentic archeological Museum exhibits, which will provide a perfect and enchanted backdrop for the experience. Cross-legged on the carpet, sitting between thousand year old exhibits, Rebecca Shabtay the storyteller will carry us safely away into a world that no longer exists through the help of our imagination. The Storytime will take children, through quality family activities which include a tour and craft activities inspired by ancient stories, on a journey of emotions and challenges involving love, sibling rivalry, shame, responsibility, friendship and more.The series is designed for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Price: Museum admission for kids is free! The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS. 50% discount off adult admission.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at 02-56110066. Limited number of seats.

“The Code” – for inquisitive kids! Deciphering riddles from ancient times

Wednesdays | August 2016 | 18:00

The Bible Lands Museum presents an unforgettable detective experience for the whole family – deciphering riddles from ancient times created by prophets, priests, wise men and warriors of ancient cultures. The riddles will lead the participants between the galleries of the museum and will reveal to the group a fantastic world from times gone by. The group has only 60 minutes to crack the code… Or they will fail at their important task… Are you ready for the challenge?

Designed for children ages 8-12, duration: approx. 1 hour. Museum admission is free for children! Price: kids: 22 NIS, price for 3 kids/members: 55 NIS. Adults: 50% discount on museum admission. No double discounts. Tickets should be purchased in advance at: 02-5611066. Limited number of participants.

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

August 2016

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!

We will meet Shireen the Persian Princess who has many talents – she plays music, sings and dances; she’s a master of martial arts and leads the army when she’s called to defend the kingdom, and she’s also a famous mosaic artist. But alas, the princess’ hunting tools have disappeared along with her jewelry and royal musical instruments! Help the princess find her belongings with the help of hints and tools. Follow the “adventure book” and a map that will guide you on your path to finding the lost heirlooms and solving the mystery!

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

Special Programs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs:

King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour, tailored according to the Parashah.

Linking the Chain of Generations – A new program which includes an enchanting activity for kids and fascinating tours for adults. An adventure tour with challenges and costumes.

After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more.

For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop   

Exhibitions – August 2016: 

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Exhibition: Behind the Mask’ – The “Community Curates” project

A new exhibition opens at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem titled ‘Behind the Mask’, made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals. For the first time in history, the public will showcase their personal treasures in this museum. The exhibition is part of a new initiative at the BLMJ, the “Community Curates” project, which invites the public to dust off their treasures and put them on display. Behind the Mask features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel, and will be accompanied by special tours and activities.

Self-guided activities at the “Behind the Mask” exhibition, during July and August

Self-guided activity pages and board games for kids will accompany the exhibition. Activities will invite kids on a magical journey in the footsteps of masks around the world. Game tables will be made available to museum guests at all times.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

 

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – July 2016 [PRESS]

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – July 2016

Lectures, tours, and special events at the Museum in the month of July

Jezreeli Kabbalat Shabbat

Fridays | July 1st and July 22nd | 12:00 | Free for museum guests

Jewish hymns and Israeli songs together with a taste of the weekly Torah portion, to elevate the spirit. The songs will bring together the old and the new – Lekha Dodi, Adon Olam, Shalom Aleichem and more… In between songs we’ll talk about the parasha of Korah (July 1st), about the head scientist Moses, who plans an experiment with two groups involving censers and incense. We’ll talk about the meaning of refusing an order in biblical times –  “And Moses sent to call Dathan and Aviram, the sons of Eliab, who said, We will not come up…” – and about collective punishment – “shall one man sin, and wilt Thou be wroth with all the congregation?”.

The parasha of Pinhas (July 22nd) will bring us to the subject of jealousy and perhaps its cure – “Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace” A wonderful and ageless woman carries some deep secrets – Serah bat Asher, one of the leaders of the biblical feminist movement.

The unique Kabbalat Shabbat will take place in the museum halls against a backdrop of ancient relics and exhibits. An open tour of the Museum with special highlights related to the Parasha will begin at 11:00.

Musicians: Korin Shavit – percussion, Shraga Broyer – keyboard, Michael Ben Naim – guitar and singing.

For tickets: purchase in advance at – 02-5611066, limited number of seats.

 

Travelling Museum – A tour for hikers in Tel Zafit led by Professor Aharon Meir, director of excavations

Wednesday | July 13th | 8:00

In honor of the opening of the exhibition “In the Valley of David and Goliath “, the Traveling Museum series returns with special tours to key sites of the Shfela area . The tours will provide participants a chance to discover for themselves the secrets of the Judean Lowlands, and meet world renowned archaeologists at the site during excavation season and experience the excavation experience and the excitement of discovering findings, through their eyes. Tours will be accompanied by Yehuda Kaplan, curator at the Museum and certified guide. In addition, all participants will enjoy a first glimpse of the new exhibition, “In the Valley of David and Goliath”.

Tel Zafit tour. The biblical Gath of the Philistine was the largest and most important of the five Philistine cities. During the tour we will discuss the significance of Gath’s location and its importance in the geopolitical framework as well as get a chance to see the city’s gate, recently unearthed and considered to be one of the most impressive gateways found in Israel. We will see the city walls and the residential areas as well as learn about the siege system of the city which is the most ancient of its kind discovered in Israel. We will find evidence of the great destruction that descended on the city during ninth century BCE.

 

Advance registration is required. Limited number of seats.

Single tour price: 170 ₪; Members: 150 ₪

We’ll meet at the Museum at 8:00 and return in the afternoon.

For details and tickets: 02-5611066

 

ISIS in the Lands of the Bible

Friday | July 15th | 11:00

A journalist, researcher and curator are brought together to talk about the Islamic State organization (ISIS) and the destruction of World Heritage sites across the Middle East.

Why do ISIS soldiers target archeological sites? Where does the ideological basis of the organization come from? Is ISIS a new phenomenon in the landscape of the history of the Middle East?

Panel participants are journalist Zur Sheizaf, Prof. Meir Litvak of the Hebrew University, and Museum curator, Yehuda Kaplan.

Opening lectures:

The Rise of Radical Islam – from the Muslim Brotherhood to ISIS, Prof. Meir Litvak

Lynching at Faluja – the first days of ISIS in Iraq, Zur Sheizaf

Yehuda Kaplan, curator at the Bible Lands Museum, will lead the panel.

Before the panel of experts begins, at 10:15, take a tour of the Museum with special informative stations, highlighting sites and cultures that have reached the headlines recently due to ISIS’ activities.

Tickets: purchase in advance at tel: 02-5611066, limited number of seats.

 

Special Museum Tour – Summer Gems

July 8th | 11:00 | Free for museum guests

A journey into the mysteries of human civilization: from its inception, with permanent settlements and the birth of cities, mankind’s greatest inventions, through the peoples and places that laid the foundations of our lives today – on a special tour of the permanent exhibition which will take you through the development of cities, writing and commerce. We will continue the journey through the temporary exhibitions. “DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine” deals with the god who humans the gift that removes cultural and social pretenses and reveals the primal instincts waiting to be exposed. Through his worship the practice of theatrics developed, which involves pretending, dressing, exposing, and masking. The new exhibition “Behind the Mask” includes masks gathered from private collections with fascinating ancient traditions from around the world – carnivals and ceremonies, ritual and popular culture, plays and more. At the Roman frescos room we will find beautiful frescoes from the suburban villas of Pompeii, which were decorated with magnificent paintings that give us a glimpse into the way of life of 1st century Rome in the first century. We will finish the tour at the Classic Gems exhibition, which deals with the material culture.

Tickets: Advance purchase is required, at tel: 02-56110066, limited number of seats.

Special Museum Tour – Cultural Landscapes

July 29th| 10:30| Free with museum admission

A different tour of the Museum which captures the stories, big and small, reflected in the exhibits of the permanent exhibition and the “Behind the Mask” exhibition. We’ll try to follow the creators of the artefacts, the period they belonged to and even the people who collected them.

We will connect the dots between the items kept by private individuals and museum exhibits. And of course, we will be left wondering about masks and the cultures in which they were created: what were they used for? What do they reveal? And what do they hide?

Tickets: Advance purchase is required, at 02-56110066. Limited number of seats.

Lectures

Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

06.07.2016 – Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq, Prof. Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina. (English)

 

13.07.2016 – A mysterious Structure in the City of David: Was it a Crucifixion Site from the Second Temple Period? Dr. Eyal Meiron, lecturer and academic consultant for historical and archaeological projects. (Hebrew)

 

20.07.2016 – To be announced

 

27.07.2016 – The Camp of the Roman Legion in Judah – Findings of the Excavations at the Hill of the Legion’s Camp. Dr. Yotam Tepper, Haifa University. (Hebrew)

 

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World

Wednesdays | July 2016 | 16:45

A unique and magical Storytime will take place at the Bible Lands Museum galleries once a week starting June 1st, running until the end of August. Children and parents are invited for an hour inside the ancient and secret world of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Horus and Seth, Pegasus the flying horse and many other characters from the mythologies of the ancient Near East. The ancient kingdoms of the past of Mesopotamia, Canaan, Egypt and Greece will come to life amongst an array of authentic archeological Museum exhibits, which will provide a perfect and enchanted backdrop for the experience. Cross-legged on the carpet, sitting between thousand year old exhibits, Rebecca Shabtay the storyteller will carry us safely away into a world that no longer exists through the help of our imagination. The Storytime will take children, through quality family activities which include a tour and craft activities inspired by ancient stories, on a journey of emotions and challenges involving love, sibling rivalry, shame, responsibility, friendship and more.The series is designed for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Price: Museum admission for kids is free! The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS. 50% discount off adult admission.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at 02-56110066. Limited number of seats.

“The Code” – for inquisitive kids! Deciphering riddles from ancient times

Wednesdays | July 2016 | 18:00

The Bible Lands Museum presents an unforgettable detective experience for the whole family – deciphering riddles from ancient times created by prophets, priests, wise men and warriors of ancient cultures. The riddles will lead the participants between the galleries of the museum and will reveal to the group a fantastic world from times gone by. The group has only 60 minutes to crack the code… Or they will fail at their important task… Are you ready for the challenge?

Designed for children ages 8-12, duration: approx. 1 hour. Museum admission is free for children! Price: kids: 22 NIS, price for 3 kids/members: 55 NIS. Adults: 50% discount on museum admission. No double discounts. Tickets should be purchased in advance at: 02-5611066. Limited number of participants.

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

July 2016

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings. But beware of the lurking demons that are trying to throw you off the trail!

We will meet Shireen the Persian Princess who has many talents – she plays music, sings and dances; she’s a master of martial arts and leads the army when she’s called to defend the kingdom, and she’s also a famous mosaic artist. But alas, the princess’ hunting tools have disappeared along with her jewelry and royal musical instruments! Help the princess find her belongings with the help of hints and tools. Follow the “adventure book” and a map that will guide you on your path to finding the lost heirlooms and solving the mystery!

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

 

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

 

Special Programs for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs:

King for a Day – The young Bar/Bat Mitzvah guides family and guests in a special tour, tailored according to the Parashah.

Linking the Chain of Generations – A new program which includes an enchanting activity for kids and fascinating tours for adults. An adventure tour with challenges and costumes.

After the Kotel – Enjoy a series of creative activities based on Bible stories, Jewish holidays and more.

For further information and reservations: events@blmj.org

 

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

 

Exhibitions – July 2016:

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

 

Exhibition: Behind the Mask’ – The “Community Curates” project

A new exhibition opens at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem titled ‘Behind the Mask’, made up entirely of masks belonging to private individuals. For the first time in history, the public will showcase their personal treasures in this museum. The exhibition is part of a new initiative at the BLMJ, the “Community Curates” project, which invites the public to dust off their treasures and put them on display. Behind the Mask features masks from all continents, ancient and modern, from collectors all over Israel, and will be accompanied by special tours and activities.

Self-guided activities at the “Behind the Mask” exhibition, during July and August

Self-guided activity pages and board games for kids will accompany the exhibition. Activities will invite kids on a magical journey in the footsteps of masks around the world. Game tables will be made available to museum guests at all times.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                       English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                   Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

 

General Information

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21 Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

 

Opening Hours:
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday     9:30 – 17:30
Wednesday                                                   9:30 – 21:30
Friday, Saturday, Holiday Eves                   10:00 – 14:00
Jewish Holidays                                               Closed

 

www.blmj.org | 02-5611066

 

 

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees. Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.