Death had two sons Author:yael dayan In Beer-Sheba, the town of Abraham, an old man lies dying-a little man from Poland,earthbound and a stranger, particularly to his one, unforgiving son, Daniel. — Once the little man, Haim Kalinsky, had to play God-when Nazis soldiers forced him to choose which of his two sons would live and which would be shot. Instinctively the father chose Shm... more »uel, and left Daniel to Fate.
Now Fate has come full circle-for Shmuel died, while Daniel ultimately reached safety in Israel, there to grow into a strong and handsome man, marred only by the memory of Yoram, his best friend, whose death is Daniel's guilt.
On the theme of love and guilt, of choice and forgiveness, Yael Dayan here plays a series of brilliant variations that explore not only the mythic relationship of Abraham and Isaac, and the price God exacts from those who love, but the pain of love in a fragile world, and the searing cost of tomorrow.« less