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is the lead singer of Israel
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i group Teapacks
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) Oz was born in Sderot
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to Tunisian Jewish
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parents. He began playing music and composing at the age of 15. He started out playing keyboards for the band Sfatayim
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, which performed traditional Moroccan
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Oz is the author of two books: Petty Hoodlum
(2002) and Moshe Chuato and the Raven
Oz organized a demonstration in 2007 to raise public awareness of the tragedy of his home town, which is constantly under missile attack
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from the Gaza Strip
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. About 40,000 people came to Rabin Square
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in Tel Aviv
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to show solidarity with the inhabitants of Sderot.
In 2010, Oz released his second solo album, Mizmorey Nevochim (Psalms for the Perplexed)
- D'ma'ot veYam (Ocean and Tears), 2004
- Mizmorey Nevochim (Psalms for the Perplexed), 2010
- Mizmorim Nosafim (Some More Psalms), 2011