The Canadian author Matti Friedman explores Leonard Cohen’s surprising Sinai performance in a new book named “Who By Fire.”

“I saw this really weird concert tour taking place in the middle of the Yom Kippur War, and it always struck me as being very strange and very powerful moment that someone needed to unravel. What was one of the greatest artists at that time doing at the tip of the Sinai front, at what might have been the worst moment in Israel’s history post-1948,” Matti Friedman told i24NEWS.