Programs and Activities

Fridays in Focus

   (Program in Hebrew) 


Once a month, on Fridays, before noon, a Museum staff member will guide a group through a unique, personal tour on a topic close to their heart.
This is a wonderful opportunity  to experience the museum from a different perspective, explore the main galleries and gain a little insight into the past, present and future, as well as get to know a different member of the museum.
it's going to be interesting, personal and a little bit different...

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3.5.19 | From Gilgamesh to Jung, or ways of coping with existential anxiety from ancient times to the present | Danit Michaels, Senior Guide at the Museum
Psychologist Carl Jung birthed the concept of the collective unconscious, which contains the memories and experiences of human society from the dawn of its existence – a repository of the accumulated experiences of generations which remain as traces of memory. Jung identified specific patterns of behavior within the collective subconscious, built on myths that provided answers to humanity’s anxiety in dealing with the forces of nature. In this tour, Danit Michaels focuses on the hero's journey as a means to discuss the concept of death and the hope of eternal life as expressed in ancient cultures.

 

14.6.19 | "First is A" – How writing was invented and accompanying revolutions |Rachel Gabay Friedson, senior guide at the Bible Lands Museum.
Rachel Gabay Friedson, an expert on the examination of forged documents, now retired from the Criminal Identification Department at the Israeli Police, invites you to investigate the museum’s galleries together with her. From an object that recites without words, “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid” (beginning of the third millennium BCE), to the inscription "To the water carrier to Larsa" (beginning of the second millennium BCE) – discover how writing was “invented twice" – first with the appearance of cuneiform writing and hieroglyphs, and the later revolution of the alphabet.

Come examine the deep relationship between writing and identity and learn about methods of preventing counterfeiting in the ancient world, from an expert’s perspective.

 

 

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Admittance is included with museum entrance fee | Advance booking is recommended | Number of available places is limited | For details and registration: kupa@blmj.org 02-5611066