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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Winner of Israel's Sapir Prize in 2000, this novel is based on Sabato's own experiences with war and loss. He lends his name to his protagonist, a young yeshiva (Jewish seminary) student in Israel ... 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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