Monday, January 13, 2014

A Poet Goes to War

Hat tip to Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, who posted this photo of Leonard Cohen, standing with Arik Sharon, during the Yom Kippur War, on his Facebook page yesterday, after Arik died:

[This is the context of Cohen's song "Who by fire..." modelled on the Yom Kippur prayer]

From Israel Hayom, 13 September 2013, by Neta Bar-Yosef:

When war broke out on Yom Kippur in 1973, Leonard Cohen was touring on the Greek island of Hydra • He dropped everything, left his wife and son, and headed to Israel • "I will go and stop Egypt's bullet," he said.

Leonard Cohen sings to a group of IDF soldiers in 1973
 Photo credit: Uri Dan / Courtesy of Farkash Gallery

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