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Itzhak Brook: A Physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War

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Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

30 West 68th Street

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The Yom Kippur War posed the most serious threat to the existence of Israel in modern history. Although Israel ultimately triumphed, many lives were lost and the public’s sense of military superiority was permanently shattered. When Syria and Egypt launched their devastating surprise attack in 1973, Itzhak Brook sprang into action as a battalion physician. In his autobiographical book, In the Sands of Sinai, he offers a deeply personal retelling of the conflict. Brook will discuss the daily struggle for survival, the physical and psychological traumas he and his soldiers endured, and how Judaism influenced them. His book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Itzhak Brook, M.D., M.Sc., was born and raised in Haifa, Israel, and earned his medical degree from Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Medicine, in Jerusalem. After serving in the Six Day War and Yom Kippur War, he completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He then served in the medical corps of the US Navy for 27 years. A professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine and speaker for Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, he has written ten textbooks, hundreds of scientific journal articles, and two autobiographical novels.

Tickets are complimentary for Stephen Wise members and $18 for non-members. Donations are welcome to help defray the additional costs of programming about Israel.

This event was made possible by a generous grant from the Schwartz Israel Endowment.

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