A link to order a paperback or Kindle version (in amazon.com) or e-book of " In the Sands of Sinai- A physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War."


Watch Dr Brook's presentation about his experiences in the Yom Kippur War on YouTube.

Dr. Brook is a speaker on the Yom Kippur war for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, USA.

The Yom Kippur War was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt. This Arab-Israeli war posed the most serious threat to the existence of Israel in modern history. Even though Israel was eventually able to achieve a military victory, the country paid a steep price, both in lives lost and in the citizenry’s confidence in their leaders and themselves. Deep within the psyche of the nation, this conflict shattered conventional wisdom that the country was invincible.

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.

Pictures of the events described in the book are shown below.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lectures and book signing events

A lectures about the Yom Kippur War and the book "In the Sands of Sinai" signing took place at:

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 CenterWest 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 ShulCalabasasBeth 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 YeshurunNew 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 FestivalKate & 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 OaksCalifornia. 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.
Congregation Shir Shalom,  Buffalo, New York. March 18, 2016.
Surgeon General Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) Headquarters. Israel. Apr. 18, 2016.
Hadassah Northeast Boston,Massachusetts, May 1, 2016.
Temple Beth El, Tacoma, Washington. July 15, 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.
Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Feb 26, 2017.
Shomrei Tora Congregation, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb 28, 2017. 
Temple Shalom of Naples, Naples, Florida, March 1, 2017.
Temple Sinai, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2017.
Israeli Defense Forces Junior Command Preparatory School at the Hebrew Reali School, March 29, 2107. Haifa, Israel.
Or Olam Synagogue, Manhattan, New York.April 20, 2017. 
Park Avenue Synagogue, Manhattan, New York, April 22, 2017.
J. Wagner Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 26, 2017.





In lieu of an honorarium for the lecture hosts had made a donation to the Friends of Disabled Israeli Veterans (Beith Halochem).





Dr. Brook presenting a lecture about the Yom Kippur War at the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham Alabama on Jan 12, 2016.





A presentation about my book on The Yom Kippur War on October 22, 2015 by the Israel Forever Foundation Israel book Club, Washington DC.






Presentation at Kibutz Sha'ar Hagolan, Israel, Jan 22, 2015 





Presentation at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck NJ, June 1, 2014.











Book signing and presentation at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Manhattan, NY, May 19, 2014.







Dr. Brook's presentation about the Yom Kippur War at the Great Neck Temple Long Island New York, Dec. 16, 2012





Dr. Brook presenting in S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 2012.





Invitation to Dr. Brook's presentation in Milken Jewish Community Center, Los Angeles, California, on May 29,  2012.







Dr. Brook presenting at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia on May 21, 2012.









Dr.Brook presents at Beth El Synagogue in Bethesda Maryland on Nov. 4, 2012.







Dr. Brook presents at Oseh Shalom Synagogue in Laurel Maryland on Nov.11, 2012









 on May 22, 2013 about the psychological challenges as a physician during the
 YK War and the similarities between being in war and facing cancer









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.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26oksn_1973-journal-de-guerre_shortfilms










Dr. Brook presentation to Hadassah Northeast, Boston, MA, May 1, 2016




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