We’re excited to invite you to our kickoff event at Jerusalem’s First Station on May 24 at 7:30 p.m.: Who By Fire — Leonard Cohen and the Yom Kippur War. The evening features author Matti Friedman in conversation with ToI’s David Horovitz, discussing Friedman’s fascinating new book on the singer’s extraordinary tour for IDF troops in 1973.
The conversation is accompanied by a live band playing classic Leonard Cohen tunes.
Leonard Cohen, center, performs with Israeli singer Matti Caspi, on guitar, for Israeli troops in the Sinai in 1973. Ariel Sharon is to the left of Cohen, with arms crossed (Yakovi Doron)
Working from rare source material — including a never-before-seen unfinished Cohen manuscript — author Friedman describes how the poet and singer traveled from his home
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