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  Article published by the AFHU (American Friends 
    of the Hebrew University), in May 26, 2003.

 



Tilted Tree

 

 
The Tilted Tree, a living sculpture envisioned by Israeli artist Ran Morin, memorializes innocent victims of the July 31, 2002, attack on the Mount Scopus campus of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Planted on the Nancy Reagan Plaza outside the Frank Sinatra International Student Center, the tree was dedicated at a memorial ceremony held on May 26, 2003, during Hebrew University’s 66th meeting of the Board of Governors. 

The nine who lost their lives have their names inscribed near this symbol of hope and regeneration: Revital Barashi, Marla Bennett, Benjamin Blutstein, Dina Carter, Janis Ruth Coulter, David Gritz, David Diego Ladowski, Levina Shapira, and Dafna Spruch.

Rising perpendicular to the earth, the Tilted Tree signifies humankind’s ability to withstand even the most disruptive shocks and tremors. Growing steadily toward the sky, the tree represents the spirit of those who died and the resolve of those who work to fulfill Hebrew University’s mission: expanding knowledge, achieving progress and realizing peace for Israel, the Middle East and nations worldwide.

 

Article, © 2003 All Rights Reserved.  American Friends of the Hebrew University

  © 2002-2016 Gabriel H. Ladowski