Memorial Day for Israel's Fallen 40 Years Have Gone by and I Still Can’t Look Into His Mother’s Haunting Eyes

My friend Raanan Kolar was killed in the Sinai in the Yom Kippur War. He was a hero, one of his comrades told me, though I couldn’t care less

I don’t know anymore whether Raanan was my best friend in real time or whether he assumed that distinction over the years. His memory, certainly, looms...