Ronit Elkabetz, Who Shattered Stereotypes About Mizrahi Women

The greatness of the late Israeli actor stems from the fact that her own unique persona informed the credibility of all the characters she played.

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To describe the contribution of Ronit Elkabetz – who died at 51 on April 19 – to Israeli cinema, we need to invoke the term “persona.” A persona comes into being when, at a certain moment in an actor’s work,...