הספר "שלושה ימים בסיון" מתארת את הסיפור בתרגום לאנגלית של רבקה גרבובסקי, משפחתה ושל השנים וימים האחרונים של המושבה משמר הירדן. בנוסף הוא מתאר את החודשים בשבי הסורי של הניצולים בקרב האחרון.
the book "Three Days in Sivan" tells the story of Rivka Grabovsky, of her family and of the pioneering village of Mishmar Hayarden located next to the Jordan River in the Hula Valley. It tells the story of the final years and days of the village before being captured by the Syrians who take into captivity those men and women who survived the final battle. It describes the many months they spent in a Damascus prison before being released. And all through the book stands out the remarkable pioneer: a devoted wife and mother, farmer, defender and proud Jew--Rivka Grabovsky.
MY CONNECTION TO THE BOOK
Some 10 years ago I came across the book when studying to become an Israeli tour guide, and after reading it I was overwhelmed with the story of Rivka and her family and of the fate of Mishmar Hayarden. Their incredible self sacrifice and pioneering spirit, despite the tremendous personal loss through the years, their continued faith in their mission to settle Mishmar Hayarden, made a tremendous impression on me, yet in addition it shocked me that almost NO ONE knows their story...Ask an average Israeli who was Rivka Grabovsky and he will shrug his shoulders.....This historical injustice would not leave me, so I decided to translate the book into English so that for the English speakers they too will be able to become aquainted with the story
Some years ago one of the ministers in theIsrael government after reading the book proclaimed "I will make this book a required reading in Israeli schools" unfortunately he didn"t live long enough to fulfill his declaration....
NOW YOU CAN HELP ERASE THIS HISTORICAL INJUSTICEI
I have finished translating the book and now I need your help in order to publish the book, you can be part of the effort to erase this historical injustice by ordering in advance a copy of the book
My name is Gershon Portnoy, an almost 40 years resident of Israel and an official Israeli tour guide, I live in Elon Moreh with my wife Naomi and six children and eight grandchildren
A SINCERE THANKS TO ALL WHO CAN HELP IN BRINGING TO PRINT THIS !MUST TOLD STORY IN ENGLISH!