Now this is odd
I wanted to see what that village Crumb lives in looks like, so I fired up Google Maps' Street View and look who I found
(in the very first street I visited there!):
It couldn't be Crumb (I reckon he would have jumped in the river to avoid being photographed), but this guy is skinny, wears a large shirt, old pants, sandals with socks on, not to mention the trademark hat...
Perhaps he influenced the villagers so
some of them dress like him?
P.S. In the Haaretz interview I read this:
Sophie has acquired a reputation as an artist in her own right but at the moment she has set her art aside and is devoting herself to parenthood in a nearby village.
Now I'm pretty sure that's Robert, Aline and Sophie with her children in those Street View pictures.