The hidden casualties of war

With Purim here, we may indeed hope that society at large will hear his plea for help and rise to the occasion beyond his wildest expectations.

March 9, 2017 18:45
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Yom Kippur War

Baruch Ben-Aharon in his dwelling. (photo credit: HANANEL BEN-AHARON)

The 1973 Yom Kippur War left its mark on every part of our society. Its ripples can be felt to this day, nearly 45 years later, in the collective memory of all Israelis whose ears still perk up to the sound of the word haconceptzia (the concept) and whose heartstrings still move to images of Ariel Sharon crossing the Suez Canal.

However, none of us will ever carry a share of the burden equal to that borne by those brave men whose lives crossed paths with that terrible war on the battlefield.


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