|Letters, diaries, poems, stories by Yaron Zamir, son of Ramah & Yehoshua, member of Kibbutz Ein Dor, soldier in the 1982 Lebanese War. Words about Yaron by family and friends.|
Translated by Dan Leon.
- 1. PREFACE, DAN LEON
- 2. EXPLANATORY NOTES, DAN LEON
- 3. INTRODUCTION, RAMAH & YEHOSHUA ZAMIR
- 4. YARON'S WRITINGS
- 4.1 Early Childhood
- 4.2 School Days
- 4.3 Army Days
- 5. FRIENDS WRITE ABOUT YARON
"Yaron's story is above all that of an individual, of a person, and not of a public figure or leader in the usual sense of the word. Yet it is at one and the same time that of a young man of his times, rooted in the Israeli and kibbutz reality who is saying something universal, addressing lovers of peace and justice wherever they may be.
The Jewish sages teach us that 'he who sows in tears will reap in joy'. A fount of tears surrounds this, the story of Yaron. Only time will tell whether what he sowed will indeed be reaped by those who come after him in the joy to which he aspired and which fate so harshly denied him." From the Preface, by Dan Leon