Uri Zohar Didn't Die Now. He Passed in 1978, When He Began to Repent

The immense contribution that Uri Zohar, the actor-filmmaker-turned-ultra-Orthodox rabbi made to Israeli culture dissipated the moment he started believing in God, speaking in his name and promoting Shas. But some secular and liberal extremists also do an injustice to his creative work

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As a gifted filmmaker with a true genius for irony and for comic timing, the old Uri Zohar would probably not have forgiven himself for missing out on this. Because, if he had returned his soul to the Creator, as the saying goes, just four days after he actually died, on June 2, his (secular) yahrzeit would have coincided with the jubilee celebrations of the historic drumhead trial of the defendant Little Altman (aka Horny Little Altman) in “Peeping Toms” – one of Israeli cinema’s most humorous moments ever.

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