In an Israeli Play, Difficult People and a Citrus Grove

An emotional conflict between Israelis and a Russian immigrant are at the heart of Yosef Bar-Yosef's The Citrus Grove," now being revived at Tel Aviv's Beit Lessin Theater. It's the people, not ideas or society, that matter most

One test of original Hebrew playwriting – the writing that everyone insists must be nurtured – is not the number of new premieres and new...