Remarkable Firsthand Accounts from the Yom Kippur War

by Leah Rosenberg

The Yom Kippur War will be remembered in Jewish history forever. You must hear these stories of faith and strength.

Personal Accounts from the Yom Kippur War

You might know some facts about the Yom Kippur War in 1973. But it changes everything when you hear the personal, chilling accounts of what took place from the moment the war broke out. You can feel the emotions of the two rabbis in this video. Hearing the siren during Yom Kippur prayers. Needing to get into a military jeep on the holiest day of the year. For religious Jews, that is unheard of. But when it comes to saving lives, it is allowed.

And these men put their lives on the line to defend the Jewish people and the Jewish homeland. Despite the fears and the intense battles, they kept their faith and believed the One Above would protect them. And He did. It’s inspiring to hear these stories from people who were so dedicated to G-d during that time of unrest and uncertainty. That these Rabbis felt the prayers of Yom Kippur gave them the strength to fight with everything they had is a beautiful concept.

Listening to the way the soldiers wanted to fulfil the Mitzvot on Sukkot of shaking the four species and building a Sukkah and feeling that they would now win the war will bring you to tears. It is amazing what happens when you follow G-d’s word and run to fulfill His commandments!

Thousands of Jews were killed during the Yom Kippur War and thousands more wounded. It was tragic. But the Jewish people continued on. Jews don’t give up. We have returned to the Jewish homeland. The Jewish people are strong and united, despite the bumps in the road along the way.

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