Uri Zohar in a photo from the 1960s. Yakov Agor

Genius, Sex Symbol, ultra-Orthodox: Revisiting an Israeli Icon

Uri Zohar, one of the most prominent Israeli directors of the 1960s and 1970s and once a symbol of wild Tel Aviv, has returned to the screen – after decades as an ultra-Orthodox rabbi

“Sometimes I suddenly feel as though I’m living back in Tel Aviv, and then I look around and say, ‘Hold on, what are you doing here, anyway? Who are these religious guys? What are they doing here with me? Now,...

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