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The Yom Kippur War was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by
This book recounts the author’s personal experiences as a battalion physician during that time. Expecting to heal his soldiers’ physical combat wounds, Brook unexpectedly must address his soldiers’ psychological battlefield trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It describes how he coped with his soldiers’ medical and psychological issues, the daily struggle of survival in the battle zone, and everyone’s growing anxiety. Through the lens of one participant, the reader can experience the resourcefulness exhibited during the time of war and the struggle to preserve one’s humanity in the midst of it all. 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.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Friday, May 23, 2014
In all of my years in presenting speakers here at the York JCC, never has anyone held the audience in such rapt attention as you did.
We are all deeply appreciative of your life experiences and the message you presented in such a wonderful way.
Thank you so much for sharing your story -- and that of Israel and those who put themselves in harm's way.
An appreciation note from the Israel Program Director at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Manhattan, New York, following Dr Brook's talk on May 19, 2014
An appreciation note by Julie Newburg, Hadassah Northeast, Boston MA, following Dr Brook's talk on May 1, 2016
We feel privileged that we got to meet you and learn from you.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The articles were published in The Times of Israel, Jewish Tribune, Jewish Exponent, Jewish independent, Mishpacha Jewish Family Weekly, The Israel Forever Foundation, Jewish Voice, and The Jewish Veteran.
Interviews of Dr. Brook were published by the Washington Jewish Week; and Ilta-Sanomal Helsinki, Finland.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington DC on April 18, 2012.
The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Fairfax Virginia, May 21, 2012, Jan 9, 2013 (Beth El Synagogue, Alexandria), Apr. 23, 2013 ( Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston), May 20, 2013 (L. W. Leesburg, Virginia), and Jun 17, 2013 ( Beth Shalom Temple, Fredricksburg, Virginia);
Milken Jewish Community Center, West Hills, Los Angeles, Cal., May 29, 2012;
Beth El Synagogue in Bethesda Maryland ,Nov. 4, 2012;
Oseh Shalom Synagogue, Laurel, Maryland, Nov. 11, 2012; the, Jewish Cultural Center, Reading Pennsylvania, Nov. 18, 2012;
Jewish Community Center, Springfield Massachusetts, Nov. 29, 2012;
S. S. Wise Temple, Los Angeles,California, Dec. 3, 2012;
The Great Neck Temple, Long Island New York, Dec. 16, 2012;
Adat Shalom Congregation, Bethesda Maryland, Dec.17, 2012;
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (Ring House), Rockville MD;
Agudas Achim Alexandria Virginia, Feb. 3 & Oct. 15, 2013;
Jewish Community Center in Staten Island New York, Mar.12, 2013;
Congragation Etz Haim, Arlington Virginia, Mar. 16, 2013;
Friedberg Jewish Community Center in Oceanside New York, Apr. 4, 2013;
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 5, 2013;
Beth Sholom Temple, Fredricksburg, Virginia, May 8, 2013;
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, May 22, 2013;
Har Sinai Congregation, Owings Mills, Maryland, May 31, 2013;
Medical Corps Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) "Moreshet Krav" ( Battle Heritage) symposium, , Jul. 14, 2013;
Congregation Kneset Israel, Annapolis, Maryland, Sep. 10, 2013;
Jewish Community Center of Greater Vancouver, Canada, Sep. 29, 2013;
Temple B'rith kodesh, Rochester, New York, Oct 11, 2013;
Beth Tzedek Congregation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct 16, 2013;
Jewish Community Center, Rockland New York, Nov. 1, 2013;
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah, Potomac, Maryland, Nov. 17, 2013, ;
Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 7, 2013;
Temple Solel of Missisauga Ontario Canada,Feb. 7, 2014,
Shaarei Beth El of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Feb 8, 2014;
Anshe Sholom Congregation of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 9, 2014, Congregation Beth Judah, Ventnor, New Jersey, Feb. 21 & 22, 2104;
Mandel Jewish community Center, March 4, 2014, Cleveland, OH;
Mt. Scopus Hadassah, Silver Spring Maryland, March 19, 2014;
Jewish Community Center, Washington DC, March 31, 2014;
Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, California, Apr. 25, 2014;
Calabasas Shul, Calabasas & Beth Jacob Congregation, Irvine, California, Apr. 27; 2014,
Temple Beth Shalom, Long Beach, California, Apr. 28, 2014;
Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, California, Apr. 30, 2014;
Alpert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, California, May 1, 2014;
Beth Shalom Congregation, Columbia, Maryland, May 2, 2014;
Jewish Community Center, York, Israel's independence Day Celebration event, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2014.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Wilmington, Delaware, May 9, 2014; Read Jewish Voice article part 1, 2, 3
Temple Shaaray Tefila, Manhattan, New York, May 19, 2014;
Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, New Jersey, May 30, 2014;
Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, May 31, 2014;
Jewish War Veterans Annual Installation, 126 Post; Cherry Hill, New Jersey, June 1, 2014;
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, New Jersey, Teaneck, June 1, 2014.
Temple Israel of the City of New York, New York, July 25, 2014.
Hadassah Chapter, Harrisburg, Pennsylvanian, Sep 14, 2014.
Wilf Jewish Community Campus, Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, Sep 30, 2014.
Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center, East Hills, New York, Sep 30, 2014.
Israeli House-Israeli Consulate General of Israel, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct 1, 2014.
Temple Emanu-El, Edison New Jersey. Oct. 11, 2014.
Jewish Community Center of Austin. Jewish Book Fair. Austin,Texas. Oct. 21, 2014.
Hadassah of Greater Baltimore, Maryland. Oct. 27, 2014.
Columbia Jewish Book Festival, Kate & Irvine Jewish Community Center, Columbia, South Carolina. Nov. 4, 2014.
Beth Israel at the Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island, Illinois, Nov. 14 -15, 2014.
Valley Beth Shalom Synagogue, Encino, California, Nov 19, 2014.
Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, Los Angeles, California. Nov 20, 2014.
Temple Isaiah of Orange County, Orange County, California, Nov 21, 2014.
B'nai David-Judea Congregation, Los Angeles, California, Nov 22, 2014.
Bureau of Jewish Education High School of Jewish Studies, Buffalo, New York, Dec. 10, 2014.
Kibutz Sha'ar HaGolan, Israel, Jan 22, 2015.
Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland. Feb 4, 2015.
Congregation Har Tzeon - Agudath Achim, Silver Spring, Maryland, Apr. 16, 2015.
Hadassah, Florida Central Region. Gainseville, Florida. Apr. 18, 2015.
Shaare Zedek Congregation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Apr. 29, 2015.
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. May 1, 2015.
Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks. California. May 15, 2015.
Hollywood Temple Beth El. Hollywood, California. May 16, 2015.
Brawerman Elementery School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, May 18, 2015
Bolton Street Synaguage. Baltimore, Maryland. Sep. 21, 2015.
Congregation Temple Emanuel, Staten Island, New York, Oct. 11, 2015.
The Israeli Forever Foundation Book Club, Washington DC, Oct 22, 2015.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Kansas. Nov. 2, 2015.
Temple Emanu-El, Miami Beach, Florida, Dec. 18, 2015.
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue and the Augusta Jewish Community Sunday School, Augusta, Georgia, Jan. 10, 2016.
Beith Jacob Synagoage, Scolar-in Residence. Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 11, 2016.
Hadassah Metula Group, Greater Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 11, 2016.
Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham, Alabama, Jan.12, 2016.
Hadassah Chapter, Birmingham, Alabama, Jan.12, 2016.
Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, Irvine, California. Jan. 25, 2015.
Shomrei Torah Synagogue, West Hills, California. Jan. 27, 2016
Shomrei Torah Congregation, Wayne, New Jersey, Feb. 2, 2016.
Beth El Synagoguge, East Windsor, NJ. Feb 3, 2016.
Katz Jewish Community Center, Margate. New Jersey, Feb. 3, 2016.
Siegel Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, Delaware. Feb. 7, 2016.
Congregation Beth Aaron, Teaneck, New Jersey, Feb. 7, 1016.
Highland Park Conservative Temple - Congregation Anshe Emeth. Highland Park, New Jersey, Feb. 9, 2016.
Congregation Beth Emet, Simi Valley, California. March 6, 2016.
Surgeon General Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) Headquarters. Israel. Apr. 18, 2016.
Hadassah Northeast Boston,Massachusetts, May 1, 2016.
United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston, Texas, Sep. 22, 2016.
Tiferet Israel, Dallas, Texas. Sep. 24, 2016.
Jewish Community Center (Joodse Gemeente Amsterdam), Netherlands, Oct. 6, 2016.
South Africa Jewish Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, Oct.9, 2016.
Temple Israel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Oct. 16, 2016.
Beth Sholom Congregation. Elkins Park,Pennsylvania, Nov 11, 2016.
Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center. Atlantic City, New Jerseys, Nov 18, 2016.
Temple Beth Am. Parsippany, New Jersey,Nov 18, 2016.
Congregation Beth Hatikvah, Summit, New Jersey, Nov 19, 2016.
Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, Nov 20, 2016.
Temple Emanuel, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dec 8, 2016.
B'nai Tora Congregation, Atlanta, Georgia. Jan 10, 2017.
Temple Emanu-El, Birmingham Alabama. Jan 11, 2017.
Marcus Jewish Community Center Atlanta, Georgia, Jan 12, 2017.
Temple Emanuel, Kensington, Maryland, Jan 20, 2017.
Beth Tefiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore, Maryland, Jan 25, 2017.
Jewish Community Center, Weinberg Village, Owings Mills, Maryland. Jan 25, 2017.
Beth Sholom Congregation, Fredrick, Maryland, Jan 29, 2017.
In lieu of an honorarium for the lecture hosts had made a donation to the Friends of Disabled Israeli Veterans (Beith Halochem).
Presentation at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck NJ, June 1, 2014.
Announcement of a talk about the Yom Kippur War at the Jewish Community Center, Vancouver, B.C., on Sep. 29, 2013.
A new French-German documentary about the Yom Kipur War '"Journal De Guerre - War Diary 1973" was aired in 2013. It is a perspective of the war from the point of view of individuals who participated in it. Dr. Brook was appears in the documentery.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Dr. Itzhak Brook and Col. Bentzi Gruber (of the Israeli Defense Forces).