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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Polaris- - LibraryThing
At the heart of this book lie some of the most engrossing and terrifying first hand accounts of war that I've ever read. Haim Sabato's story of a young and observant soldier fighting in the Tank Corps ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing
Too realistic to be thought of as fiction, Sabato’s engrossing account of a tanker gunner’s experiences in the Golan during the 1973 Yom Kippur War in Israel blend traditional Jewish liturgy with ... Read full review