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Men's Club Brunch

Sunday, October 15, 2017 • 25 Tishrei 5778

9:15 AM - 12:00 PMWest Social Hall

On, Sunday, October 15, we will kick off the first Men’s Club Brunch of the year in the Paul Social Hall, featuring Dr. Itzhak Brook who will speak about the impact of the Yom Kippur War on Israeli Society and peace in the Middle East. Brunch begins at 9:15 AM and program begins at 10:15 AM.

Dr. Itzhak Brook served as a medic in the Six Day War and as a battalion physician in the Yom Kippur War. He is a Professor of Pediatrics in Georgetown University. Dr. Brook is author of the book “In the Sands of Sinai: A Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War.”

October 1973: A young physician in Israel prepares to celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with his wife and children. Suddenly a military invasion changes his life forever. This book chronicles the author's transformation from a civilian to a wartime doctor. In vivid personal details, Dr. Brook, a veteran of both the Israeli Defense Forces and the United States Navy, recounts his first experience in war. He describes his own doubt and misgivings of being a physician facing the daily struggle of survival in the Sinai battle zone. Expecting to heal his soldiers’ physical combat wounds, Brook unexpectedly must address his soldiers’ psychological battlefield trauma. In unvarnished details from the mundane to the catastrophic, he describes his perspective of a war that shaped his own life, and his nation's fragile identity.

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