Snapshot: Photographs That Kill One From Within

The question of where this war is located on what poet Natan Zach called the spectrum of life, isn’t related to these soldiers' moment; they are all connected to one another.

1. In an enlargement of the photograph I look at the bearded face left of center. In the circle. In the embrace. Skullcaps. A dark nape. The young man’s eyes glittering in the dark. The Golani Brigade on the Gaza border, before going in. The photographer, Jack Guez, caught this person’s eye from a distance. The commander? Giving a pep talk, looking into the soldiers’...