Baruch Haba Tour 2017

International Conference & Intercessory Tour of Israel May 9-May 18, 2017.
Hosted by Revive Israel, Tents of Mercy, & Tikkun International.

This section shows photos of the bronze sculptures known as “The Fountain of Tears”.

From the artist’s Web site: “Seven sculptured relief panels reflecting the last seven utterances from the crucifixion . . . Seven life size bronze figures symbolizing the response and reflection of the Holocaust . . . Six pillars of stone for a memorial to the six million perished. The Fountain of Tears is based on the verses of Jeremiah, ‘Oh Lord that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears that I would weep day and night for the lost of my people.'”

They are located in the modern city of Arad, which is on the edge of the Negev Desert. For more info, a short video, and a detailed explanation of each sculpture, click here.

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Fountain of Tears panorama.

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From Panel 4: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

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Panel 5: “I thirst.”

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From Panel 6: “It is finished.”

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From Panel 2: “Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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From the Web site: “The child is leaning on the inside of the crematorium door in a fetal position, and is totally abandoned. On the other side you see an exact copy of the oven doors from Auschwitz, the camp that the vast majority of the children from Terezin were killed.” (This sculpture is two-sided and turns on a pivot partially hidden by the bricks).

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Detail of a water trough in which the water from the pillars is channeled under the floor to the olive trees outside.

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Fountain of Tears, showing the last four panels.