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JOB ON THE STAGE

“We have lost our connection to Judaism and have slid over to the margins,” director Yossi Israeli (79) tells Israel Today.

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Job-Poster and rehersal-Incubator theater By this he means Israel’s left-wing margin, in which he himself is firmly entrenched. But in his new play “Job,” Israeli finds a fresh connection to Judaism and to the God of the Bible. “Job” was performed for the first time at the Israel Festival in early June. With his newfound affinity for Job and the Bible, the liberal artist is now demanding accountability from his colleagues: “The leftists have no knowledge of the biblical texts, which is why I want to emphasize that the Bible is also my book.”   Perhaps…

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