MembersEfrat Natan: Salvation Missed

Efrat Natan was born in 1947 and grew up on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin.

By Tsvi Sadan |
Photo: Nati Shohat / Flash90

Her work is influenced by life in this communal setting with its socialist ideals merged as they were with the vision of the Zionist pioneer, symbolizing the connection between the “new” Jew and his “old” land. Her sculpture “Swing of the Scythe” (2002) is shown as part of the Israel Museum’s permanent exhibition. Among her prizes she counts the 1979 Beatrice S. Kolliner Award for Young Israeli Artist and the 2006 Ministry of Education Prize for Fine Arts.

For some of the leading early Zionist authors and artists, it was none other than Jesus that epitomized their ideal of the new Jew as one tilling the land and living out a socialist ideology. Poet Uri Zvi Greenberg viewed the future of the Zionist movement as being dependent upon Jesus as the embodiment of the notion of pioneers...

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