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Leonard Cohen in the Sinai

Matti Friedman in Conversation with Cindy Spiegel

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Watch Matti Friedman in conversation with Cindy Spiegel, plus performances by gigi during Leonard Cohen in the Sinai.

This is a past program

This program took place on
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Now streaming on YouTube

About the Program

Writers Bloc Presents® and the Skirball Cultural Center invite you to dig into the incredible, never-before-told story of Leonard Cohen’s 1973 tour of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. In Who by Fire, Canadian-Israeli journalist Matti Friedman gives a riveting account of Cohen in the midst of bloodshed and war, moving around the front with a guitar and pick-up team of local musicians.

For this dynamic evening of story and song, Friedman will be joined in conversation by publisher Cindy Spiegel. Folk musician gigi will perform covers of a few of Cohen’s greatest hits.

A book signing follows the program. Books available for purchase.

“A stunning resurrection of a moment in the life of Leonard Cohen ... a beautiful, haunting book full of feeling.”—Nicole Krauss, author

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