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ChaiFlicks: New streaming service of Jewish films by Menemsha

Menemsha Films. one of the largest distributor of Jewish movies, has launched a streaming service of (some of) their movies. They named it ChaiFlicks. For the uninitiated “chai” means “life” in Hebrew and the word is often used to represent it in Jewish culture. The service costs $5.99 a month or $66 a...

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Celebrating 4000 movies at JewishFilmFestivals.org

This site has reached another milestone in February: I posted the 4000th films. That’s a lot of movies. Considering that the first version of the site opened in February 2011, it means that (on average) I posted more than a movie a day. Go ahead and explore the site and...

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Cancelled and postponed Jewish film festivals as of March 20, 2020

Due to the worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus a number of Jewish film festivals got cancelled and postponed. Here are the ones that I know of that got postponed:  Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival    Announcement: we have decided to postpone the Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Carmel...

Vanity Fair: When Did TV Get So Jewish?

Article by Lisa Liebman The Plot Against America, Unorthodox, Hunters, and The Windermere Children are part of a recent wave of emphatically Jewish television programs—all coming as anti-Semitism is on the rise. According to David Simon, it doesn’t matter that the family at the heart of his new HBO miniseries The Plot Against America—adapted from Phillip...

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Unorthodox: Netflix’s Show About the Ultra-Orthodox Community

From Kveller by Lior Zaltzman The four-episode drama is based upon Deborah Feldman’s 2012 bestselling autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, in which she writes about leaving the Satmar Hasidic community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg as a young mother. … The show, created by Anna Winger and Alexa Karolinski,...