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בואי הרוח

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Haim Sabato draws us into his childhood with this evocative rendering of his experiences as a young boy whose family immigrates to Israel in the 1950's, settling in a Ma'abara - a transit camp. He notices his fellow immigrants' concealment of their pasts. He accepts this secrecy, sensing that everything will reveal itself eventually. And this revelation does come, in the f ...more
162 pages
Published 2008 by ספרי עליית הגג
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Mar 14, 2009 K rated it liked it
Recommends it for: someone who wants to start reading in Hebrew
Shelves: hebrew, jewish, israel
This was a perfect 3-star book -- didn't love it, didn't hate it. The Hebrew was pleasant and relatively quick and painless to read, for the most part. The story itself was not particularly gripping, but it was interesting for its historical value.

The narrator of this apparently autobiographical novel is a boy who emigrates from Egypt to Israel with his family in the early 1950s. He is unaware of the Holocaust and its ramifications until he befriends an adult, Yisrael Moshe Farkash, a Hungarian
Aug 05, 2012 K C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very short novel covering in flashbacks the life of three generations from WW1 to present day Israel. I would have prefered more post 1948 Israel and the relations between the Egyptian and Hungarian new immigrants in the absorbtion center, which is how the book started at the beginning but then focused more on the Hungarian experiences in the early 20th century.
Ben Pashkoff
Incredibly moving story. Within the tight and non-elaborate writing style of R Sabato, he brings together a series of life stories with a climactic ending that is simply moving.
Oct 09, 2012 SaraK rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this in English. I liked the description of early life in Israel.
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