In 1967 the Israeli government predicted that they would win the war, but at the cost of around 60,000 deaths. There were not enough spots in all of Israel's cemeteries for 60,000 corpses, so they took all the public parks and prepared to use them as cemeteries. There wasn't anyone to dig the graves, though, because all the men were in the army. So they took all the yeshiva students in the country and prepared to have them dig graves. God did not want those yeshiva students to have their Torah study interrupted, so He made sure the war would end quickly with a minimum of Israeli casualties.
Um... right. And I thought I liked that synagogue.