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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Caring for Captured and Wounded Enemy Soldiers by the Israeli Defense Forces – a Fundamental Core Value

One of the greatest challenges of a medical corps team member is to care for captured and wounded enemy soldiers.  I served as an army medic during the 1967 Six Day War in the battle over Jerusalem and as a battalion physician in the 1973 Yom Kippur War in the Sinai Desert. In both wars I cared for many captured and wounded enemy prisoners.

The Six Day War in 1967 broke out two weeks before the end of my last year at Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. I had worked as a nurse in the emergency room of the Hadassah University hospital for the prior two years and I was stationed at that hospital when the war started. I also went out with the ambulances to evacuate the wounded back to the hospital and cared for them during the ride. During the first 72 hours we took care of over five hundred wounded soldiers and civilians, among them many Jordanian and Egyptian prisoners of war. All the wounded received the same care at the hospital, whether they were Jordanian, Egyptian or Israeli. I cared for many enemy soldiers and struggled to save their lives. For me, they were human beings in need of medical attention. Watching my medical school teachers and the medical teams at Hadassah fight for the lives of men who were fighting against us set an ethical standard for me that I adhered to when I became a physician.

As a battalion physician in the Yom Kippur War, I took care of several wounded Egyptian soldiers, providing them with the same level of treatment that I gave my own injured men.  Even though I had mixed feelings about treating the wounded enemy soldiers, I saw them first and foremost as human beings in need of help. While my natural instincts and years of medical training urged me to help any wounded warrior to the best of my ability, I could not deny the feeling of animosity toward the enemy in the heat of battle. I managed to overcome these misgivings, however, in the hopes that our captured soldiers would be treated as well as we were treating the Egyptians. Caring for these enemy prisoners of war humanized our adversary to me, and I felt inner satisfaction that I could still honor the sanctity of the human life, a value with which I had been raised.

         An Israeli physician caring for a wounded Egyptian soldier in Sinai during the Yom Kippur War

In particular, an experience with an injured Egyptian prisoner of war, a fighter pilot whose plane was downed by an Israeli jet, changed my perspective and humanized our adversaries to me. As I mended his broken leg and bandaged his burns, he showed me a picture of his family as a sign of gratitude. In the pictures were two young children, the same ages as my own two children. I realized at that moment that he too wanted to see them again. Following this encounter, it became emotionally easier for me to treat other wounded Egyptian soldiers.  

Many of these wounded soldiers were visibly scared to death when I approached them. I could see the fear in their eyes, as if they expected that I would harm them. I wondered if their fear was based on knowing what they would have done to me should I have been a prisoner of war. I also assumed that years of anti-Israeli propaganda depicted us as monsters. Most of these soldiers were tense and apprehensive throughout the treatment and looked in disbelief as we worked to care for their wounds. I was proud that I could overcome my anger and treat these individuals as I would have wanted to be treated in a similar situation. I knew that as a Jew and as a medical professional it was my duty to do so.

The medical corps of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) had always provided medical care for all injured soldiers even if they were their adversaries. This is one of the core values of the IDF and is also spelled out in the oath taken by all the physicians of the Israeli Medical Corps. (see picture of IDF Medical Corps oath) Indeed, this policy is being implemented today as the IDF has opened a field hospital near the Syrian border and cares for victims of the civil war in that country. Even though there is an official state of war between Syria and Israel, over three thousand injured and sick Syrian nationals have so far been treated at this hospital.

It is my hope that those wounded enemy soldiers and civilians that we cared for in 1967, 1973, and today have served as emissaries for peace and reconciliation after they returned to their homes. Hopefully, their testimonies have advanced the cause of peace.  

Itzhak Brook M.D.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Dr. Brook presented a lecture to the Surgen General of the Israeli Defence Forces

Dr. Brook presented a lecture to the staff of the Surgeon General of the Israeli Defense Forces (Zahal) on April 18 2016 about his perspectives on the Yom Kippur War as a battalion physician. 

Watch the lecture at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2iM7e4Dwm_7ekVKYVc4RXFGbE0&usp=drive_web

Dr. Brook with the Surgeon General's staff officers. 

General David Dagan, IDF Surgeon General presents Dr. Brook with an appreciation plaque

Friday, May 23, 2014

Appreciation notes following Dr. Brook's presentations

An appreciation note from the Cultural and Israel Program Director at the Jewish Community Center in York Pennsylvania following Dr Brook's talk on May 5, 2014.

Dear Dr. Brook,

In all of my years in presenting speakers here at the York JCC, never has anyone held the audience in such rapt attention as you did.
We are all deeply appreciative of your life experiences and the message you presented in such a wonderful way.
Thank you so much for sharing your story -- and that of Israel and those who put themselves in harm's way.


Linda Seligson

Cultural and Israel Program Director

York Jewish Community Center

2000 Hollywood Drive | York, PA 17403

An appreciation note from the Israel Program Director at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Manhattan, New York, following Dr Brook's talk on May 19, 2014

Dr. Brook,
Thank you very much for such a meaningful and inspiring event.

I knew it would be great, but I didn't realize how great. Everyone came up to me that night and afterwards and told me how meaningful and moving your talk was, and how much they learned about the war which they thought they knew.

I wish you all the best and thank you again for such a great experience that will not be forgotten.


Dan Adler
Israeli Programs Director
Temple Shaarai Tefila 
Manhatten , New York, 10075

An appreciation note from Rabbi Larry RaphaelCongregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco following Dr Brook's talk on April 25, 2014

Itzhak...Thanks so much for your wonderful presentation. Everyone thought very highly of it .
Again, thanks.

Larry RaphaelSenior Rabbi

Congregation Sherith Israel
2266 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

An appreciation note from Rabbi Hauer, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation, Baltimore, following Dr Brook's talk on Dec 7, 2013

Dr. Brook:
Thank you again for your wonderful and valuable presentation last night.  It was informative and insightful.  The feedback was excellent.  You are an inspiring person!
We have made a contribution in your honor to Beit HaLochem.
Please feel free to use us as a reference for future presentations.

Kol tuv!!

Rabbi Moshe Hauer
Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215

An appreciation note from Rabbi Vaisberg, Temple Emanu-El , Edison New Jersey, following Dr Brook's talk on Oct 11, 2014

Thank you for coming here to speak last week, people thought that your presentation was fascinating and really appreciated your coming here.

Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg M.A.R.E., M.A.H.L.
Temple Emanu-El
100 James Street
Edison, NJ, 08820

An appreciation note from Susan J lafer,  President, Florida Central Hadassah, , following Dr Brook's talk on April 19, 2015

Thank you for your participation. Our membership loved hearing from you and I was thrilled.

Susan J Lafer
President, Florida Central Hadassah 
The Womens Zionist Organization of America
3118 Causeway Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759

An appreciation note from Rabbi Richard Spiegel, Etz Chaim Temple , Thousand Oaks, California,  , following Dr. Brook's talk on May15, 2015.

Thanks you so much for your recent appearance at Temple Etz Chaim to speak about the Yom Kippur War. Your message was very powerful and you truly inspired all of us who heard you.
I hope we will have the opportunity to hear you again-perhaps to hear about your experience as a throat cancer survivor.

Rabbi Richard Spiegel
Etz Chaim Temple
Thousand Oaks, California, 91360

An appreciation note from Rabbi Michele Paskow, Congregation B'nai Emet, Simi Valley, CA, following Dr Brook's talk on March 6, 2016

Thank you so much for coming to our synagogue on Sunday evening and sharing your experiences and insights on the Yom Kippur War.  You gave a very interesting and moving presentation.  I look forward to reading your book. 
I sent in the money collected for the FIDV with a note explaining that it was collected from your speaking event.

With much thanks,    
Rabbi Michele Paskow
Congregation B'nai Emet, Simi Valley, CA


An appreciation note from Julie Newburg, Hadassah Northeast, Boston MA, following Dr Brook's talk on May 1, 2016
Thank you so much for giving Hadassah Northeast your time yesterday.  It was very powerful to hear your story and learn about the Yom Kippur War from your unique perspective.  I believe that everyone walked out of the room feeling moved about this important part of Jewish and Israeli history.  
We feel privileged that we got to meet you and learn from you.

Julie Newburg
Managing Director Hadassah Northeast Hadassah
The Women’s Zionist Organization of America
1320 Centre Street, Suite 205, Newton Centre, MA  02459
T  781.455.9055   JNewburg@hadassah.org

An appreciation note from Monte Maline,  Temple Emanuel Kensington Maryland Brotherhood Board following Dr. Brook's talk on January 20, 2017 

Dr. Brook,
On behalf of the Temple Emanuel brotherhood, I wanted to pass on our thanks and appreciation for your visit last Friday. It was a terrific talk - and I think you could see that we were all listening with rapt attention to your every word. It was instructive, and your personal narrative could not have been more compelling.
Thank you again, and I look forward to reading your book.

Monte Maline
Temple Emanuel Brotherhood Board Kensington Maryland 


An appreciation note from Marlene Hollander Program Director, Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA following Dr. Brook's talk on February  5, 2017

Dr. Brook, 
Thank you very much for coming and sharing your amazing story! The congregants who attended were so delighted with everything you had to say. It was a wonderful program! Again, many thanks!

Marlene Hollander
Program Director and Youth Advisor
Tiferet Bet Israel
Blue Bell, PA 19422



An appreciation note from Rabbi Sariel Malitzky, Congregation Ohr Torah, Highland Park, New Jerseyfollowing Dr. Brook's talk on February  5, 2017

Dr, Brook,
Thank you so much for the outstanding presentation last night. It was absolutely fascinating, interesting, and really inspiring as well.
I began reading your book last night and I could not put it down.

May you continue in good health to engage and inspire audiences all over the world.

Be well,

Rabbi Sariel Malitzky
Congregation Ohr Torah
Edison - Highland Park, NJ

An appreciation letter from Rabbi M. H. Berkowitz, Bnai Istrael Congregation, Rockville Maryland. October,25  2019. 

An appreciation note from Bet El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, Virginia. January 12, 2020.

Dear Dr. Brook,

Thank you so much for your presentation at Beth El today. 
I was moved by it, as were members of our congregation. As someone observed there was not a pin drop to be heard in our social hall.

You conveyed so meaningfully what it was like to be in in the Yom Kippur war and, as a physician, how the war impacted the soldiers. Of course, you also spoke about the war’s impact on the civilian population. What a high percentage of casualties for such a small country. My takeaway is that we should engage in war only as a very last resort. We pay a very high price for it. 

My very best wishes to you and your family,

Ron Sturman
Bet El Brotherhood Vice President
(703) 820-7864
(703) 801-8552 Cell

An appreciation note from John CableChicago Loop Synagogue, Illinoisfollowing Dr. Brook's presentation on September 24, 2020.

Shalom Dr. Brook.  I am one of the many fortunate individuals who was blessed to hear your stirring talk on the Yom Kippur War earlier this week in a zoom session for the Loop Synagogue in Chicago.

Words cannot adequately express how deeply moved and inspired I was by your affecting words.  I’m a tough, stoic cookie who rarely displays my emotions, but even I was deeply stirred by your moving narrative.  Anyone who was not so moved has no heart.

You are a true mensch who instills such pride in being part of such a sacred heritage.  As such, you are owed a huge debt of gratitude: Therefore, thank you for your service both in the IDF and the US Armed Forces, as well as all you have contributed to the medical world.

I’m sure this time of year is not easy for you, as it conjures up all sorts of horrific memories from the Yom Kippur War.  But hopefully you can take solace in the knowledge that you and your comrades in arms have bequeathed such a noble legacy, befitting of the best of the Jewish people.
G’mar Hatima Tova,
John Cable


Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington 4/23/23

Thanks so much for your very educational and inspiring presentation, Dr. Brook.  I particularly appreciated your perspectives about dealing with PTSD in the field and fighting cancer being similar to fighting a war.

Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum and  Bob Levi 
YISE, Adult Education  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War

Several articles written by Dr. Brook and interviews of him were recently published in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.

The articles were published in The Times of Israel, Jewish Tribune, Jewish Exponent, Jewish independent, Mishpacha Jewish Family Weekly, The Israel Forever Foundation, Jewish Voice, and  The Jewish Veteran.

Interviews of Dr. Brook were published by the Washington Jewish Week; and Ilta-Sanomal Helsinki, Finland. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Israeli Military Attache in the USA is presented the book "In the Sands of Sinai"

Major General Gadi Shamni, the Israeli Military Attache in the USA is presented the book "In the Sands of Sinai" by Dr Brook at the Israeli Embassy on July 10, 2012.
Dr. Brook is a speaker for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, USA on the Yom Kippur War.

Dr. Itzhak Brook and Major General Gadi Shamni. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Lectures and book signing events

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 Center, West 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 Shul, Calabasas & Beth 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 Yeshurun, New 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 Festival, Kate & 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 Oaks. California. 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.

Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF), Baltimore Chapter. Baltimore, Maryland, April 23, 2017.

J. Wagner Jewish Community Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 26, 2017.

Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim, California, April 28, 2017.

Tarbuton, San Diego Jewish academy, San Diego, California. April 30, 2017.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 6, 2017.

Beit El Temple, and Mandel Jewish Community Center, Hartford, Connecticut, May 7, 2017.

Temple Beth Sholom, Hamden, Connecticut, May 7, 2017.

Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah, Rockville. Maryland. May 16, 2017.

Jewish Community Center. Youngstown, Ohio. May 21, 2017.

Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. Akron, Ohio. May 22, 2017.

Beit Ha'am, Canton, Ohio. May 23, 2017.

Shir Ami Synagogue, Newtown, Pennsylvania. May 26, 2017.

Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim, Silver Spring, Maryland, June 3, 2017.

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan, New York. June 20, 2017.

Congregation Bet Haam, Portland, Maine. June 23, 2017.

Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs International Convention. Washington DC. July 22, 2017.

Temple Shalom, Dallas Texas, Second Annual Israel Today Symposium, August 6, 2017.

The Levin Jewish Community Center, Durham, North Carolina. August 27, 2017.

Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, Maryland. September 30, 2017.

Har Shalom Synagogue, Potomac, Maryland, October 15, 2017.

Temple Emanuel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 27, 2017.

Weinstein Jewish Community Center, the 5400 Club, Richmond, Virginia, October 30, 2017.

Congregation B'nai Moshe, West Bloomfield, Michigan; Veteran's Day Brunch. November, 5, 2017.

Darchei Noam, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 8, 2017.

Shomrei Emunah, Baltimore, Maryland. November 26, 2017.

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion, St. Louis, Missouri, December 6, 2017.

Yeshivat Kadima High School, St. Louis, Missouri. December 7, 2017.

Beth Israel Congregation. Owing Mills, Maryland. January 21, 2018.

Maimonides Medical Society Raleigh-Cary, N. Carolina. March 1, 2018.

Raleigh-Cary Jewish Community Center, Raleigh, North Carolina. March 1, 2018.

Kehilat Shalom, Gaithersburg, Maryland. March 11, 2016.

Bender Jewish Community Center, Rockville, Maryland. March 12, 2018.

Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 15, 2018.

Jewish Federation of Savannah, Georgia. April 19, 2018.

West Suburban Har Zion Temple, Chicago, Illinois. April 22, 2018.

100 Jewish Men Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, Texas. May 16, 2018.

Maimonides Medical Society, Jewish Federation of Harrisburg, Pennsylvanian, May 22, 2018.

Taiwan Jewish Center. Taipei, Taiwan, May 28, 2018. (Watch video)

Congregation Beth Tikvah. Marlton, New Jersey. September 23, 2018.

Beth Yaakov Chabad House, Beijing, China, October 22, 2018.

Congregation Bnai Amoona, St Louis, Missouri, November 9-10, 2018.

Charles Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, Maryland. November 21, 2018.

Mikvea Israel Synagogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  December 10, 2018.

Sharei Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, New Jersey. December 16, 2018.

Congregation Brother of Israel, Newtown, Pennsylvania. January 7, 2019.

Temple Har Zion, Mt. Holly, New Jersey. January 8, 2019.

B'nai Shalom of Olney, Maryland, January 19, 2019.

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania, February 19, 2019.

Temple Ramat Zion, Northridge, California, March 2, 2019.

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, Irvine, California. March 4, 2019.

Congregation Shaar Hashalom, Houston, Texas, April 14, 2019.

Congregation Bet El, Austin , Texas, April 30, 2019.

Israeli American Council, Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland. May 6, 2019.

Alpha Omega District of Columbia Chapter. Bethesda Maryland. September 17, 2019.

B'nei Israel Congregation, Rockville, Maryland. September 21, 2019.

Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria, Virginia, October 5, 2019.

Union County Torah Center-Chabad. Westfield, NJ, October 6, 2019.

Congregation Adath Shalom, Morris Plains, NJ, October 26, 2019.

Congregation Or Torah, Edison, NJ, October 26, 2019.

Shelter Rock Jewish Center, Roslyn, New York. October 27, 2019.

Congregation Or Shalom, Berwyn, Pennsylvania. November 1, 2019.

Temple Bet El, Great Neck, New York. November 2, 2019.

Congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis, Maryland, November 10, 2019.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, Va. January 12, 2020.

Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanuel-El, Scarsdale, New York; Feb 7, 2020.

Har Zion Temple, Narberth, Pennsylvanian: March 13, 2020.

Congregational Shaarai Shamayim, Philadelphia. PA, March 14, 2020.

Congregation Darchei Noam, St Louis Park, Minneapolis, May 21, 2020.

Temple Ner Tamid of North Shore, Peabody, Massachusetts, May 26, 2020.

Congregation Beth Tefila, London, Ontario, Canada, June 7, 2020.

Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. June 30, 2020.

Congregation L'Dor Vador, Boynton Beach, Florida, September 8, 2020.

Beth Yacob Synagogue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, September 11, 2020.

Beit Rayim Synagogue and School. Vaugham, Ontario, Canada. September 21, 2020.

Mosaic Law Congregation, Sacramento, California. September 23, 2020.

Maven group, Bethesda Maryland. September 24, 2020.

Chicago Loop Synagogue,Chicago. Illinois. September 24, 2020.

Temple Adas Shalom. The Harford Jewish Center. Havre De Grace, Maryland. September 28, 2020.

Congregation L'Dor Vador. Ashburn, Virginia. September 28, 2020.

Hollywood Temple Beth El . West Hollywood, California. September 28, 2020.

Temple Beth Or, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 15, 2020.

Jewish War Veterans, Post 757 , Austin Texas. October 18, 2020.

Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, Maimonides Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Oct. 28, 2020.

Beth Emeth Bait Yehuda Synagogue, Toronto, Canada. December 16, 2020.

Jewish War Veterans West Suburban Post 54, and  Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, Illinois. January 10, 2021.

Temple Beth El, West palm Beech, Florida. Men's Club. March 14, 2021.

Shaare Zedek, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 7, 2021.

Temple Aliya, Woodland Hills. California. April 8, 2021.

West End Synagogue, Nashville, Tennessee, April 13, 2021.

Anshe Emmet Synagogue, Chicago, Illinois, April 14, 2021.

Temple Beth Ahm, Aberdeen, New Jersey. April 21, 2021.

Temple Bet Sholom, Cherry Hills, New Jersey. April 22, 2021.

Beth Shalom B'nai Israel. Manchester, Connecticut. May 2, 2021

Congregation L'Dor V'dor, Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, New York. May 9, 2021

B'nai Shalom of Olney, Maryland May 16, 2021.

Congregation Bet Israel, Worcester Massachusetts. May 23, 2021.

Men's Club, Jewish Community Center, Rockville, Maryland. May 25, 2021.

The Riverdale YM-YWHA , new York. May 26, 2021.

Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore Maryland, June 8, 2021.

Adath Israel Synagogue, Middletown, Connecticut. July 18, 2021.

Temple Beth El-Beth Hillel, Wynnewood, PA, October 14, 2021.

Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, NJ, December 8, 2021.

5959  Chicago. Chicago, Illinois, December 9, 2021.

Temple Emanu-El. Sarasota, Florida. January 13, 2022.

Chabad American University, Washington DC. February 23, 2022.

The Temple, Atlanta, Georgia. April 26, 2020.

Temple Beth El, Ft Myers, Florida. May 23, 2022. 

Brith Sholom Beth Israel Synagogue. Charleston South Carolina. September 18, 2022.

Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington, April 23, 2023

Constantia Hebrew Congregation,  Cape Town, South Africa, April 24, 2023.

Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach, April 25, 2023.




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.


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

Presentation to the Israeli Defense Forces Junior Command Preparatory School at the Hebrew Reali School, March 29, 2107. Haifa, Israel.

Lecturing at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Manhattan, on the 6 Day and Yom Kippur Wars , in New York. on June 20, 2017.

Lecturing at Beth Yaakov Chabad House, Beijing, China, October 22, 2018