Hatzioni, MTA’s Israel club and publication, held their opening meeting of the 23-24 school year last week. The talmidim were privileged to hear from Rabbi Joel Cohn (Class of ‘73) about his experiences during the Yom Kippur War. Rabbi Cohn, speaking from Israel via Zoom, reviewed the history of the war and shared what it was like to be learning in Yeshivat Shaalvim at the time. Rabbi Cohn ended the program with a charge to the talmidim to daven hard this Yom Kippur that it should be a year of peace for the IDF and all the citizens of Israel. The Hatzioni Club is geared up for a busy year of programming—with plans to bring in more speakers to discuss Israel and participate in Israel Advocacy events.