Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Battle Over the Soul

Last night I attended a screening of The Battle Over the Soul at the Center for Jewish History on West 16th Street in Manhattan. The Battle for the Soul is a remarkable and moving film documenting the astonishing exploits of a handful of young Israeli soldiers who held off virtually the entire Syrian army for the better part of three days at the beginning of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, almost certainly preventing the annihilation of the Jewish state, and exploring the effects that those few hours had on those young men's lives. Saving Private Ryan has nothing on this film.

Dan Almagor, one of those then young men, the driving force behind the film, and the host of the screening, is a an exemplar of the best that humanity has to offer and deserves your support.

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