“The horrors of what happened on October 7th are hitting us all really hard in all of the Jewish world – hopefully everywhere that humanity is cherished – and particularly for those called up.
“I think that the goofy (cough -manly) face whiskers are a way to ease the pain of our current terrible reality with a certain fun kinsmanship between brother’s in arms.
“In addition to the sense of camaraderie, there’s a reason that it’s specifically 70s facial hair which is trending now in miluim; This war is most reminiscent of the Yom Kippur war in ‘73. A war that we won, against all odds.
“Now, we can’t confirm that we won the war thanks to the mustaches. On the other hand, we can’t confirm that it wasn’t the mustaches that led to our victory….”
Source: Laura Ben-David