Who By Fire: War, Atonement, and the Resurrection of Leonard Cohen
Hosted By: Vilna Shul
Award-Winning Journalist Matti Friedman On Leonard Cohen’s Concert Tour During The Yom Kippur War
In October 1973, the poet and singer Leonard Cohen traveled from his home on the Greek island of Hydra to the chaos and bloodshed of the Sinai desert when Egypt attacked Israel on the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur. In Who by Fire, journalist Matti Friedman gives us a riveting account of those weeks in the Sinai, drawing on Cohen’s previously unpublished writing and original reporting to create a kaleidoscopic depiction of a harrowing, formative moment for both a young country at war and a singer at a crossroads.
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