No, the Widow of This Yom Kippur War Hero Did Not Have a Choice

40 years after Zorik Lev fell in battle - becoming part of Israel's mythology - Tali Lev vividly recalls his final words.

Many of Tali Lev’s paintings hang on the walls of her home. The dominant colors are cheerful: deep pink, sky-blue, sun-yellow. In almost all the works, the central motif is a Bauhaus-style house. Fish dance around it. The house is Tali’s childhood home − and it is still standing, on Hankin Street in Rehovot. It’s where she was born and spent the first six years of her life, before her parents were forced to...