For is the tree of the field man - Jerusalem, Israel
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N 31° 46.463 E 035° 10.357
36R E 705738 N 3517482
Quick Description: "For is the tree of the field a man" by Zadok Ben-David, 2003
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/18/2021 12:30:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM14JYR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"Zadok Ben-David, "For Man is a Tree of the Field" (Deut. 20:19)

Julia and Isidore Karten, z"l, and family were the initiators of the Partisans’ Panorama as well as the donors who led to its installment, in September 2003, as part of the events held to mark the 50th anniversary of Yad Vashem. The Kartens, both of whom were partisans, survived the Holocaust by hiding in Ukrainian forests and were saved together with hundreds of Jews in the same situation. Architect Dan Zur, who planned the site overlooking the Jerusalem forest, suggested that a sculpture be placed there. Zadok Ben-David's entry was selected from among four proposals. The sculpture emulates a natural tree; however at a second glance one sees that its branches are actually comprised of some 600 countenances of men, women and children, who take refuge under its branches up to the treetop. The isolated tree symbolizes the refuge that the forest granted to the partisans. In his letter to the curator, the artist explained, in fact, "Man is a Tree of the Field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) – a novel interpretation to the biblical text representing the power of survival and the hope for growth."
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Physical Address:
Yad Vashem
Har Hazikaron
Jerusalem, Israel

Date Dedicated: 1/1/2003

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Fee/Donation: free

Memorial Type: Monument/Plaque

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