Israeli television is one of the best television industries in the world. It is known for producing quality shows that often explore unique, never before thought of, territories. Some of these shows have received international adaptations, most notable of them being ‘Prisoners of War’ which received a do-over by Showtime in the form of ‘Homeland’. ‘Shtisel’ is another such show, treading the unexplored grounds and telling the stories that aren’t otherwise focused on.
Created by Ori Elon (who received Israeli Television Academy Award for the show) and Yehonatan Indursky, it follows the story of an Orthodox Jewish family in Jerusalem. With all the debates and discussions about the crossing of paths of religion and politics, the differences between liberals and conservatives, ‘Shtisel’ tries to paint the image of its characters as just another bunch of normal people, dealing with the same old problems in life, occasionally complicated by the indulgence of religion in their lives.
Shtisel Cast: Who’s in It?
Dov Glickman plays the role of Shulem Shtisel. Glickman is best known for his role in ‘Zehu-Ze’, a satirical show that also holds the record of being Israel’s longest running TV show. His other notable works include ‘Paratroopers’, ‘Sipurey Efraim’, ‘Big Bad Wolves’, ‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer’, ‘Murer: Anatomie eines Prozesses’, ‘Stockholm’, ‘Laces’ and ‘The Conductor’. For his role in ‘Shtisel’, he twice won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Actor.
Michael Aloni plays the role of Akiva Shtisel. Aloni is known for his work in ‘HaShminiya’, ‘Out in the Dark’, ‘A Place in Heaven’ and ‘When Heroes Fly’. He also serves as the presenter for ‘The Voice Israel’, a reality singing competition.
Neta Riskin appears in the role of Giti Weiss. Riskin has worked in a number of films and TV shows, which include names like ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’, ‘Damascus Cover’, ‘Longing’ and ‘The Gordin Cell’.
Shira Haas plays the role of Ruchami Weiss. She is known for working in films and TV shows, such as, ‘Princess’, ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’, ‘Mary Magdalene’, ‘Noble Savage’, ‘Foxtrot’, ‘The Harem’ and ‘The Conductor’. She is also the recipient of Israeli Film Academy award, among other reputed ones in the Israeli entertainment industry.