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Mar 28 – ADJUSTING SIGHTS by Haim Sabato
Winner of two major Israeli literary prizes, this is a story of a young student’s experience of combat and subsequent questioning of the principles by which he lives.
Haim Sabato was born to a family of Aleppan-Syrian descent in Cairo. In the 1950s, his family immigrated to Israel and lived in a “ma’abara” (transit camp) in Kiryat HaYovel, Jerusalem. He studied at a Talmud Torah in Bayit Vegan, in the vicinity, and after it attended the “Netiv Meir” yeshiva-high school. After graduation, he joined the “Hesder” program at Yeshivat Hakotel, in the old city of Jerusalem, which combines yeshiva studies with military service. His experiences during the Yom Kippur war, at the age of 21, led him to write Adjusting Sights. More…
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