The Great Ambassador

Ordinarily, a high-ranking official within the Foreign Ministry would not be perceived as a prime candidate for the creation of one the nation’s leading soap opera’s, but Daniel Taub isn’t your ordinary Jewish-Israeli diplomat.

The London-born, skull-cap wearing, Jewish-Israeli diplomat operates in a manner that is a far cry from many of his contemporaries, but it is this, along with a myriad of other attributes, that has made him one of the most popular Jewish Diplomats since Shlomo Argov.  Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Ideamench

Today, Daniel Taub is the leader of the Israeli delegation to Hague, and he is also the genius behind the development of one of Israel’s leading soap operas, “Rebbe’s Court.” Two years before “Rebbe’s Court” made its debut on the Jewish content channel, Tchelet, it was merely an idea that Mr. Taub had come up with while participating in a workshop for the creation of new shows for the upcoming station. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://askreporter.com/2017/09/religion-should-have-a-place-at-the-negotiating-table-says-israeli-negotiator-daniel-taub/

What he presented as a cross between “Dallas” and “The Chosen,” intrigued the panel so much that they asked him to write a pilot episode for further review. He admits that, by having very limited knowledge of script-writing, as well as having never watched an entire soap opera broadcast the entire way through, he was a neophyte regarding the craft.

Understanding that, in order to create the best product possible, he would need time for research, Daniel Taub decided to take time off from the rigors of his daily schedule and immersed himself in old scripts and screenwriting books.

The endeavor would prove to be tremendously fruitful, as he would be the lead writer in as many as twenty-six episodes, delivering what would soon become one of the biggest additions to the Tchelet network.

For those on the outside looking in, it was incredibly difficult to fathom why Daniel Taub would take a break from such a promising career, to focus on the development of a soap opera for which he was unsure regarding the manner that it would be received.

His reasoning could be found in an issue that was of tremendous concern for him – the existing stereotypes between traditional and secular Jewish-Israelis. It was his goal to provide an intimate look into the private lives of secular Jewish-Israelis in order to create an emotional connection between the two factions that had been consistently marred by misconceptions.

Although Daniel Taub was initially tight-lipped about his involvement in the development of the program, particularly considering the way that the Foreign Ministry might perceive it, he eventually disclosed his role in “Rebbe’s Court,” and to his surprise, it was accepted with open arms.