A Blind Man With Great Vision

When he died earlier this month, Ilan Amit - mathematician, philosopher, defense consultant and mystic - left behind many friends and colleagues aware of his intellect, wisdom and inner peace.

Dr. Ilan Amit's latest book, "Hidat hanoch'chut" ("The Riddle of Presence," in Hebrew), was published at the beginning of the month - a week before his sudden death. The book begins with a foreword by poet Agi Mishol, who quotes Amit, who said: "We easily feel that our biographies are not really in our hands and we easily feel the extent to which we are like raw material in the hands of...