What was the effect of the war on Israeli society?
What challenges did Dr. Brook face as a battalion physician in the Sinai?
What physical and psychological traumas did his soldiers have to cope with? What was the effect of religion on them?
What is the cost of war on human life and suffering?
The Yom Kippur War was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt. This Arab-Israeli war posed the most serious threat to the existence of Israel in modern history. Even though Israel was eventually able to achieve a military victory, the country paid a steep price, both in lives lost and in the citizenry’s self confidence.
Itzhak Brook MD served as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur War and authored the book "In the Sands of Sinai: a Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War."
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