A Jerusalem Tale By Haim Sabato Translated by: Yaacob Dweck (183 Pages)Publisher: The Toby Press, 2006
A humble man and a religious man, who worked as a presser in a laundry, Ezra Siman Tov was also a teller of stories, stories that enthralled and captivated his friends in their old Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem. His brother-in-law, Dr. Tawil, gave him a grudging respect, the Torah scholars listened surreptitiously and the Great Writer SY Agnon? took his stories and gave them form. But along with his stories, Ezra also had a shame and a secret, which overshadowed his family. And his secret suffering never left him quite free.
Haim Sabato, the award winning writer, recreates a lost world in which faith provides a framework for life and a deep source of comfort. A bestseller in Israel among both secular and religious readers, The Dawning of the Day is a solace and a comfort for all.