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complete trilogy is necessary. The trilogy may be divided into
three parts but its over-arching unity is absolutely essential to the
understanding of such a central theme as
kiddush ha-Shem.
With­
out the complete work in the reader’s hands, Kabak’s (and
Molho’s) stature, the broad canvas of life on which Kabak painted
his hero, the great drama of redemption, all these remain beyond
the ken of the reader. This “sin of omission” should be corrected
by the Institute by commissioning the translation of the last two
volumes of the trilogy. If re-discovery of Kabak and Molho is long
overdue by the Hebrew reading public, discovery by the English
reading public should not be far behind.