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Haim Sabato

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1marell
Sep 5, 2007, 12:35am

I've discovered a writer I'm pretty excited about: Haim Sabato. I just finished The Dawning of the Day: A Jerusalem Tale. It was a lovely, gentle story and has inspired me to read his other books. The story started slowly for me but I was drawn in and am so happy I was. I am not Jewish so some things were not clear to me but that didn't take away anything from the story for me. Haim Sabato lives in Israel and teaches at a yeshiva school he helped found. His books have been translated into English and are published by The Toby Press. Is anyone familiar with his writing? Ezra Siman Tov, the main character of the tale, is someone I will long remember.

2SqueakyChu
Modifié : Sep 5, 2007, 8:19am

I absolutely LOVE the writing of Haim Sabato although I've only read one of his books. That book is called Adjusting Sights and is about being in a tank division during the Yom Kippur War. Like All Quiet on the Western Front, the book has no politics, just reflections on the ravages of war. What's beautiful about this book is that it shows how the protagonist's deep faith helped him through wartime. It's a beautiful book. Don't miss it!

I'm so glad someone else has discovered this author!

P.S. Please feel free to ask any questions about what you don't understand. I'd be delighted to explain what I can. Judaism is a very rich culture about which there is much to learn - even for Jews! :-)

3marell
Sep 5, 2007, 5:07pm

Thanks, SqueakyChu! Happy reading.

4SqueakyChu
Modifié : Juil 8, 2008, 11:31pm

Have you seen? A Haim Sabato book is being offered in this month's Early Reviewer choices!

5bostonbibliophile
Juil 9, 2008, 9:34am

#4: want! :-)

6SqueakyChu
Juil 9, 2008, 9:10pm

me too! :)

7sherylabbey
Nov 5, 2009, 5:29pm

A new Sabato book will be released soon (Spring 2010?): From the Four Winds