Vered Weiss


Under the cloak of the vampire, Juda, the 2017 Israeli television series, invites viewers to reconsider fundamental questions regarding Israeli identities. Working with some of the vampire genre’s famous tropes, Juda exposes social concerns of twenty-first-century Jewish Israeli society regarding gender roles, religion, and nationalism. Considering elements that render Juda unique, as well as other features that locate the series in transnational conventions of vampire lore, this article shows how Juda functions as a dark mirror of Jewish Israeli society.