Amos Oz Dies At 79; Hailed As 'Glory' Of Israel's Writers

Israeli writer Amos Oz, shown here in 2015, died Friday at age 79.

The novelist and peace advocate died Friday. He once called the language in which he wrote, modern Hebrew, his “musical instrument” and compared it to “an erupting lava, an earthquake in action.”

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