1928-1934 – <em>The Roaring Lion</em>, Abraham Melnikoff

Abraham Melnikoff (1892-1960) was a well-known figure in the art scene of Mandatory Palestine, sculpting funerary stones, portrait busts and other works. This Galilee marble sculpture at Tel Hai commemorates the eight who died defending the compound in the winter of 1919-1920, among them Joseph Trumpeldor. The lion roars in pain but is strong. It faces east, affirming that the Jewish people are part of the peoples of the ancient Near East and should aspire to continue in that tradition. Melnikoff and his wife are buried at the foot of this sculpture. (Image by Dr. Avishai Teicher, PikiWiki, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons)