שכול וכשלון Breakdown and Bereavement
By: יוסף חיים ברנר Yosef Haim Brenner (1881-1921)
Breakdown and Bereavement, first published in 1920, is the story of a young Jewish immigrant in Palestine in the early 20th century. Like many of Yosef Haim Brenner's protagonists, Hefetz finds that pioneer life under Ottoman rule is a difficult and depressing path to a Zionist homeland. Brenner, himself a Russian-born immigrant to Palestine, was one of the first and most important authors of modern Hebrew literature. He was killed during the Jaffa riots of 1921.