September 26, 2018

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Eliezer Armon

“Synagogue at Bahad 1,” 2009
The synagogue is a monumental structure located at Bahad 1 — the Israel Defense Forces’ school for officers. The stairway-entrance concept is based on Moses’ receipt of the Torah on Mount Sinai. The prayer hall’s 24 concrete “flames,” installed on a concrete skeleton, represent the burning bush where Moses received his appointment. At their graduation ceremony, IDF cadets stand before the synagogue as they receive their officer rankings and agree to be leaders of their fellow soldiers.