PvH Jewish Monument de Hooppark Sneek
Burgemeester de Hooppark t/o zwembad Sneek -plan route

Jewish monument at Burgemeester de Hooppark

The Jewish monument reminds us of the Jewish community in Sneek. The monument, which was designed by visual artist Dirk Hakze, has stood beside the entrance to the Jewish cemetery in the Burgemeester de Hooppark since September 13, 2010. On the information column near the monument is the following explanation.

ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 THIS MONUMENT WAS UNVEILED BY CHIEF RABBI BINYOMIN JACOBS IN MEMORY OF THE FORMER JEWISH COMMUNITY IN SNEEK. THE MONUMENT STANDS NEXT TO THE JEWISH CEMETERY.

THE DESIGN HAS MULTIPLE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS. THE TWO TRIANGLES ARE FORMED BY SIX TUBES. WHEN THE SUN PROJECTS THE LINES ON THE GROUND, THERE ARE TWELVE. THIS NUMBER SYMBOLIZES THE TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL ARISING FROM THE SONS OF THE PATRIARCH JACOB. THE TWELVE LINES TOGETHER FORM - WHEN THERE IS SUFFICIENT SUNLIGHT - A STAR OF DAVID AROUND YOM KIPPUR, WHICH FALLS EXACTLY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE CONCRETE SLAB.

THE SURFACE OF THE CIRCULAR SLAB IS DIVIDED INTO THIRTEEN PLANES BY THE SHADOW EFFECT. THE NUMBER THIRTEEN CORRESPONDS TO THE NUMBER OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FOUNDATIONS OF THE JEWISH RELIGION, AS FORMULATED BY
THE FAMOUS RABBI, SCHOLAR, PHILOSOPHER AND PHYSICIAN MAIMONIDES.

May their souls be bundled in the bundle of Eternal Life