Jerusalem Report

Desertion

When a child dies, he becomes incessantly present.

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Photo by: AVI KATZ
THE PICTURE I see each morning when I turn on my computer is of my younger son, Niot, in a graveyard.

His hands are on his hips, his head is cocked, his eyes look straight at me, and his lips are pressed into a half-smile that says, “What, you again?” He’s wearing a gray coat, striped on the shoulders with the straps of a red backpack.



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