Environmental artist Ran Morin (b.1958) employs the evocative symbolism of the tree in Jewish life to commemorate the seven students and staff members of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem killed in the terrorist bombing of the Frank Sinatra Cafeteria in July 2001. The Chinese tallow tree is planted next to the site of the bombing on the university’s Mount Scopus campus. The artist has changed its pattern of development so that it is no longer upright but grows on a disturbing slant to show how the murders disrupted the natural order of things. A deciduous species, in the spring the tree renews itself, an expression of the hope for regeneration. (Image by Avi Deror, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)
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