As surprise blow is always the hardest to absorb, even if it’s not so powerful. The first strike of the Yom Kippur War will be massive, and it will come close to stunning the entire nation of Israel. Listen in to hear how the shock nearly caused leaders like Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan and Chief of Staff David Elazar to lose their way, while the common soldiers of Israel held on for the very life of the nation.

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Rav Mike Feuer

Rav Mike Feuer is creator of the Jewish Story podcast, content consultant and faculty member at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. His mission is to harness the power of story in order to inform, inspire and transform the world.