שם המחבר: Avivi, I, Yavin
מספר העמודים: 164
הוצאה לאור: MW Books Publishers, Canada
תאריך הוצאה לאור: 3/2011
In the 1940s, Ehud, an idealistic young man from Eretz Yisrael (Palestine) naively believes in the infallibility of his political ideals. Not only is he convinced that they are revolutionary but that he has reached them without any outside influence. He persuades many of his friends to follow his example and join the Palmach (Jewish military force in Palestine), eventually forming a collective rural community - a kibbutz. But then Ehud becomes skeptical. He is not sure he wasn't brainwashed after all. He makes a decision to question everything and to refrain from influencing other people's lives. His doubts make him leave the Palmach. Now he won't have to fight and kill other human beings: neither British nor Arabs. He enters Hebrew University in Jerusalem intending to study philosophy. But in November 1947, a war between the Jews and the Arabs breaks out. He realizes that the weak Jewish community in Jerusalem can be slaughtered. He can't let other young people fight and die for him. Reluctantly, he joins the Jewish defenders of the city. The book tells the story of this idealistic young man, of his struggles in search of the truth, his actual fighting in the battle for Jerusalem, and his grappling with adolescent love. This book is the first one in a trilogy.
סיפור מאת פרופסור אביבי יבין מלוחמי הפלמ"ח שהתגייס לפלוגה ד' במסגרת הכשרת עין גב/בית השיטה ושרת בגדוד הראשון. במלחמת העצמאות היה לוחם ומפקד בגדוד מוריה ביורשלים.