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Sign: Tel Aviv University - Entin Square tiles - Three crowns (Tchernichovsky)

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Chaim Levanon St 64, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the sign:
שְׁלֹשָׁה כְּתָרִים יֶשְׁנָם בָּעוֹלָם,
כֶּתֶר וְכֶתֶר וְזִיווֹ שֶׁלּוֹ:
כֶּתֶר שֶׁל גְּבוּרָה,
כֶּתֶר שֶׁל תּוֹרָה
וְכֶתֶר שֶׁל יֹפִי – כֶּתֶר שֶׁל נוֹי.
שֶׁבַח לְכִתְּרָהּ שֶׁל גְּבוּרָה בָּעוֹלָם!
תְּהִלָּה לְכֶתֶר שֶׁל תּוֹרָה לְעוֹלָם!
וְכֶתֶר שֶׁל יֹפִי מִי יַעֲרָךְ לוֹ?

(שאול טשרניחובסקי)
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Entin Square is at the entrance gate to the Tel Aviv University campus in Ramat Aviv.

The square is studded with cobblestones with quotes, sayings, illustrations or formulas of the great scientists, thinkers and writers.

In the next photo taken that day you can see the square and the way the tiles are laid Click for a larger image

Details about the square can be found here Click for sign's details

In the current plaque appear the first and last lines of Shaul Tchernichovsky’s poem - three crowns. Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875-1943), one of the greatest Hebrew poets, was also a doctor and a translator.

Three months later, the same square was photographed, during that action it was discovered that a number of pavements had been removed and other pavements had been placed in their place. In this tile the design is different, see the other tile Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
There are three crowns in the world
Crown and crown and his crown
Crown of heroism,
Crown of Torah
And a crown of beauty - a crown of ornamental
Praise to the crown of heroism in the world!
Glory to the crown of Torah to the world!
And a crown of beauty Who will hold him?

(Shaul Tchernichovsky)




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