A sign belonging to the "Photograph in Stone" series. In this series, which is located mainly in the center of Jerusalem, historical buildings, prominent figures in the citys history and more are commemorated.
The building was photographed that day Click for a larger image
Eliezer Ben Yehuda lived in this house from 1909 until 1921 (a few months before his death) in this house he wrote the dictionary of Eliezer Ben Yehuda Translation of the text on the sign
[The Hebrew language text contains a poem by Yaron London: Eliezer Ben Yehuda]
If the Hebrew language has been dormant for two thousand years, then what?
Let us awaken and invent the initiative,
The iron, the bomb, the furniture
A bit feathered in eloquent writing,
Wrote the word cauliflower, wrote ice cream,
He wrote the entire Ben Yehuda dictionary.
And he added more words to create
And his quick feather did not rest
And the language has grown
And she did not know the appearance of her likeness in the coming of dawn.
From Yaron Londons poem "Eliezer Ben Yehuda" 1988