Adjusting Sights

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Toby Press, 2003 - Fiction - 154 pages
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When war breaks out in 1973, childhood friends Haim and Dov are called up together to serve in their tank battalion, but in the chaos of battle the friends are separated. A month later, Haim returns alone, on his first leave home. As he struggles to come to terms with his experiences, weary and saddened but sustained by his religious faith, there is one question that remains uppermost in Haim's mind: What happened to Dov during those fateful days after the outbreak of war? Reminiscent of S.Y. Agnon, Sabato's compelling, poignant account tells the story of a young man who has to adjust not only the sights of his tank, but his understanding of the world he lives in.

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User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

An incredibly moving story of friendship and faith amid the confusing tumult of war. Read full review

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User Review  - Jean Kelly - Goodreads

A story of an observant Jewish soldier in the Yom Kippur War. It is a far cry from a 'war novel' - a moving tale with descriptions that make you feel you are there. It makes the duel world the soldiers lived in come alive. Read full review


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Hiam sabato, the award winning writer, recreates a lost world in which faith provides a framework for life and a deep source of comfort. A bestseller in israel among both secular and religious readers, The Dawning of the Day is a solace and a comfort for all.

An author, journalist, and internationally reknowned, awarding-winning translator, Hillel Halkin has translated several novels from Hebrew into English.

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