Yael Shahar, author of A Damaged Mirror, is available for speaking events and book signings. Here’s how to contact her!
Ovadya ben Malka was born in 1926 in Saloniki, Greece. At the age of seventeen he was deported, together with his mother and younger sister, to Birkenau. His family was killed on arrival. He survived nearly two months in the quarantine camp, outlasting most of those who arrived with him, but his survival was to cost him dearly. The rest of his story is told in A Damaged Mirror: A story of memory and redemption.
I am not that Yael Shahar. The Yael Shahar who lectures on counter terrorism and intelligence, who studies the art of war, who became proficient at the art of killing at a distance, that is not me. I must admit that I share a life with her; we share a house, an overdraft, and, somewhat […]
Are we not, all of us, in some way damaged mirrors? Are we not constantly engaged in focusing the light of thought—memories out of the depths of human experience—onto the photographic plate of each moment? The image captured in this instant is a snapshot of all eternity, subtly altered by our own brokenness. And who’s to say that the image formed by the damaged mirror is not a truer picture of the universe?