"The Wehrmacht invaded Poland from the west, the Red Army invaded from the East, and Italian planes bombed Tel Aviv and Haifa. Yeruham Reiter and Meir Laks loaded their trucks at the Kelet factory and drove to Haifa. They were killed on arrival."
"The temple was silent. Whoever traversed the large, sacred rooms was accompanied by the rhythm of his own footfalls on the stone floor. He walked wrapped in a cold fog, as if in a cave of marble and stone. With each step, the High Priest’s heart groaned from congestion or discomfort."