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Cover: Tel Aviv University - Entin Square tiles - Discovery and Coverage in Language (Bialik)

Chaim Levanon St 64, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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On the cover:
יש מלים – הררי אל, ומלים – תהום רבה. יש שבמלה קטנה אחת נגנזה כל תמצית חייה,
כל השארת נפשה של שיטה פילוסופית עמוקה, סך-הכל של חשבון עולם שלם.
יש מלה שהכריעה בשעתה עמים וארצות, מלכים הקימה מכסאותם, מוסדות ארץ ושמים הרגיזה. והנה בא יום והמלים ההן ירדו מגדולתן והושלכו לשוק, ועתה בני אדם מגלגלים בהן מתוך שיחה קלה כמי שמגלגל בעדשים.

(חיים נחמן ביאליק, גילוי וכיסוי בלשון, 1938)
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The tiles in Entin Square, which is located at the entrance to Tel Aviv University, include covertions and comments by scientists and other intellectuals.

In the current plaque appears a passage written by Israel’s national poet Hayim Nahman Bialik (1873-1934). The text is from the essay Discovery and Covering in Language about the meaning of the words in the language.

Three months earlier, the tiles were photographed in the same square. During the photograph, it was discovered that a number of tiles had been removed and replaced by other tiles. The current tile replaced another tile

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Translation of the text on the cover:
There are words - mountains of God, and words - a great abyss. In one small word, the essence of its life has been shelved,
All that remains is a deep philosophical system, the sum of a whole world account.
There is a word that overwhelmed peoples and countries in the past, kings set up their seats, annoyed institutions of the earth and the sky. And now the day came, and those words came down from their magnificence and were thrown into the market, and now people are rolling out of them in a light conversation as if rolling in lenses.

(Chaim Nachman Bialik, Discovery and Coverage in Language, 1938)

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