The Song of Songs Garden Complex
The "Song of Songs" Garden Complex: located next to the The Jack and Gitta Nagel Family Jewish Heritage Center, this complex is comprised of several different gardens, inspired by ideas and verses from the Bible's Song of Songs.
Just like the scriptures they are inspired by, these gardens clearly emphasize the ancient agricultural techniques on the one hand, and illustrate poems about love and nature, expressing the people of Israel's love to God on the other.
The Sickle Garden—(The Zlotov Gardens) was inspired by a poem of Ha'ARI (Rabbi Isaac Luria), written in 16th century Safed (Hebrew translation):
שמחו קוצרי השדה, בדיבור ובקול, ומללו מלה מתוקה כדבש
Based upon this idea, the garden reflects the story of the Megilah, informing us how Divine Providence works even in situations of godly concealment. Additionally, the architectural design of the garden simulates the shape of a sickle - the ancient farming tool.