Monday, November 1, 2010

Adjusting Sights

I just read a wonderful book, Adjusting Sights by Haim Sabato. Writing from the first person point of view of a Jewish Soldier during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, he captures the universal experience of war and its impact on family and military life with a uniquely Jewish voice. The book is translated from the Hebrew original, which won the Sapir prize for literature. I found it to be deeply moving and poetic and I think it really speaks to those of us who have served in the military and gone to war.