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Uri Zohar

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Years active  1956–1988
Ex-spouse  Eliya Zohar
Music group  Havoorat Lool
Role  Film director
Name  Uri Zohar

Uri Zohar doing a funny face, right eye looking from above, left eye is half closed, has black hair, beard, and mustache, wearing a black polo shirt.

Born  November 4, 1935 (age 80) (1935-11-04) Tel Aviv, Israel
Alma mater  Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Occupation  Rabbi, film director, comedian, writer
Notable work  Hole in the MoonThree Days and a ChildThe Hero
Education  Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Movies  Metzitzim, A Hole in the Moon, Big Eyes, Save the Lifeguard, Three Days and a Child
Similar People  Arik Einstein, Shaike Ophir, Oded Kotler, Chaim Topol, Boaz Davidson

R uri zohar speaking about his life plus questions answers session english lecture

Uri Zohar (Hebrew: אורי זוהר‎‎, b. November 4 1935) is a former Israeli film director, actor, and comedian who left the entertainment world to become a rabbi.


Uri Zohar (rabbi) is serious, has white hair, a white beard, and a mustache, both hands on his table with 3 Tanakh in front, and two cups of Shabbat drink on his right side, wearing a white frock coat under a  white tallit with black stripes along the edge and a black yarmulke.

Rabbis shalom arush and uri zohar


Uri Zohar, is seriously talking in a microphone, has white hair, a long white beard, and a mustache with right-hand pointing, left hand holding a blue Tanakh, in front of him is a lectern with a dark blue lectern cloth that has an embroidered design of a pink flower and yellow strips along the edge, he is wearing white long sleeves under a black frock coat and a black shtreimel.

Uri Zohar was born in Tel Aviv in November 4 1935. In 1952, he graduated high school and did his military service in an army entertainment troupe. His first marriage ended in divorce.

Uri Zohar is smiling, has black hair and sternal hair on his chest, wearing a black and white stripes polo.

By 1956, he was a popular stand-up comedian. In 1960, he studied philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was sentenced to three months of community service on charges of marijuana possession. In the 1960s, he directed and starred in Israeli films, among them Hole in the Moon, Three Days and a Child, Every Bastard a King, Big Eyes and Metzitzim. In 1976 he was awarded the Israel Prize for cinema, which he declined.

Uri Zohar is seriously talking in a microphone, has white hair, a white beard, and a mustache, his right hand doing the thumbs-up, has a microphone in front, wearing a black shtreimel, white long sleeves under a black frock coat.

In the late 1970s, Zohar turned to religion, becoming a Haredi Orthodox Jew and a rabbi. In 1977, he began wearing a kippa on the television game show he was hosting. He is active in the movement to attract secular Jews to religious orthodoxy, and uses his entertainment skills to promote this objective. In the 1992 Israeli elections, Zohar directed the television broadcasts for Shas.

Awards and recognition

In 2012, Cinematheque Francaise in Paris held a retrospective of Zohar's work. The event included lectures and screenings of all his major films. Zohar was described as one of Israel's most interesting film directors due to his exploration of manhood and machismo, male-female relationships and the impact of the military.


  • My Friends, We Were Robbed
  • Waking Up Jewish
  • Films

  • The True Story of Palestine (1962)
  • Hole in the Moon (1964)
  • Moishe Ventalator (1966)
  • Three Days and a Child (1967)
  • Every Bastard a King (1968)
  • Hitromamut (1970)
  • The Hero (1971)
  • Metzitzim (1973)
  • Ha-Tarnegol (1973)
  • Big Eyes (1974)
  • Hatzilu Et HaMatzil (1977)
  • References

    Uri Zohar Wikipedia