A Yom Kippur Play in Need of Our Forgiveness

Be’er Sheva Theater's rendition of Hanna Azoulay Hasfari's 'Yom Kippur' uses blatantly artificial plot devices befitting a television soap opera.

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“Try me, kapara,” says Fanny (using the Mizrahi equivalent of “Darling”), the sister who was thrown out of the family home at 16 for being “a girl in a woman’s body.” Fanny is talking to her older sister,...