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  • Solomon Simon: Yiddish Writer and Pedagogue | Yiddish Book Center

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    The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project presents a portrait of prolific writer and Jewish thinker Solomon Simon, through the lens of oral history.

    The prolific Yiddish writer Solomon Simon was born Shlomo Simonovich in a shtetl in what is now Belarus. At 13, he went to his first o...

  • The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project

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    ChaiFlicks is proud to partner with the Yiddish Book Center to present a variety of documentary films from the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, including shorts featuring famed actor and director Leonard Nimoy (“Star Trek”).

    The Yiddish Book Center recovers, preserves, teaches,...

  • Who Will Remain?

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    The Yiddish Book Center presents "Who Will Remain?", a new feature documentary produced by The Wexler Oral History Project! | Attempting to better understand her grandfather Avrom Sutzkever, Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon travels to Lithuania, using her grandfather’s diary to trace his early life...

  • Homeboys

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    Samuel and Isaac are South Sudanese teenage refugees who grew up in Israel but were deported. They now live in Uganda, and dream of making their musical talent known to the world. Amir, an Israeli musician, arrives to help them produce their music and put on an unforgettable show, within their co...

  • The Green Prince

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    Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s THE GREEN PRINCE retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true...

  • Our Natural Right
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    Our Natural Right

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    Over seven decades ago, the members of the People's Council sat down to draft the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel. Every word and comma led to hours of debate. The declaration was signed, the State established, but the debate still rages. The grandchildren of the signers of the...

  • Reckonings

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    In the aftermath of the Holocaust, German and Jewish leaders met in secret to negotiate the unthinkable – compensation for the survivors of the largest mass genocide in history. Survivors were in urgent need of help, but how could reparations be determined for the unprecedented destruction and s...

  • On Moral Grounds

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    A ChaiFlicks Exclusive Premiere! | In a relentless pursuit of justice, lawyer Lisa Stern unearths a haunting truth: Holocaust victims, denied even in death, were systematically betrayed by unpaid life insurance claims, while major European Insurance companies were complicit with Hitler and the Na...

  • Game Changers

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    How did a football match between enemies become a turning point in history? Twenty-five years after the Holocaust, Israel national team and German Borussia Munchegladbach met in a match whose importance marked the beginning of the normalization between Israel and Germany. Through interviews with ...

  • Minkowski Saga

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    The rise of Nazi Germany destroyed the Minkowski family; philanthropists and members of Warsaw's elite society before the war. A work opportunity brings French opera conductor Marc Minkowski to the former home of his great-grandparents where he enlists the aid of Polish historians and descendants...

  • The Hangman

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    Notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel's first and only execution. Shalom Nagar, a religious Jewish ritual slaughterer and street philosopher who believes in charity, was chosen to be the hangman. This film reveals a complex portrait of a character who repeatedly finds hi...

  • Photographer

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    In 1987, in a Viennese antique shop, hundreds of color slides from World War II were found. It turned out they had been made in the Lodz Ghetto by the Ghetto's chief accountant Genewein. The colorful world in the slides is set against vivid recollections of Arnold Mostowicz - a man who was a Jewi...

  • Imber's Left Hand

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    This inspiring documentary chronicles the life and career of renowned painter Jon Imber, who faced great adversity after being diagnosed with ALS. Director Richard Kane follows Imber as he remains determined to continue his work as an artist, despite his condition. Knowing what his fate holds, J...

  • 24 Hours Jerusalem

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    Shot simultaneously by 70 crews, this is a portrait of one day in the life of the world's most famous city full of contradictions, a multi-level unique experience. Behind the harsh politics of our days lie personal daily routines familiar to all. Following protagonists from all religions and back...

  • The Levys of Monticello

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    When Thomas Jefferson died in 1826, he left behind a mountain of personal debt, which forced his heirs to sell his beloved Monticello home and all of its possessions. THE LEVYS OF MONTICELLO reveals the little-known story of the Levy family, which owned and carefully preserved Monticello for near...

  • Pollard
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    Pollard

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    Watch the Complete Series Exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | POLLARD is a documentary series about the Jonathan Pollard spying scandal that is still seen as the most significant trauma in Israel-United States relations, which since the 1960s have been characterized by strategic, close and warm relation...

  • The Times of Israel presents: Times of War

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    ChaiFlicks is proud to partner with The Times of Israel to present their new original documentary series TIMES OF WAR, which takes a deeper look at how Israelis are responding to the events of October 7, 2023 and the ensuing Israel-Hamas war.

    A Times of Israel Original Documentary Series
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  • Birth of a Conflict

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    Take an unprecedented dive into the genesis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the groundbreaking three-part documentary series BIRTH OF A CONFLICT, streaming now on ChaiFlicks.

    The series reveals a perspective that has been repeatedly overlooked—the British Imperialist point of view and th...

  • Shadow in Baghdad

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    A thrilling cinematic journey from Israel to Baghdad in search of a missing father and a lost community. A young journalist from Baghdad sets out to write about Linda Abdul Aziz, who escaped from Iraq to Israel in the early 1970's, and about her father, who was kidnapped and disappeared and his f...

  • The Hitler Chronicles

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    Watch the complete series now! | As never seen before, and more topical today than any other Hitler biography, THE HITLER CHRONICLES depict everyday European life between 1889 and 1945 in impressive images, many of them in color. Based on the most extensive compilation of archive material to date...

  • The 90's Club
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    The 90's Club

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    A charming documentary that showcases the vibrant wisdom and life lessons of a dozen diverse individuals between the ages of 90- to 99-years-old. Through the touching and open stories shared by the "cast" of "The 90s Club" (including beloved actor Dick Van Dyke, Holocaust survivor Art Gelbart, an...

  • Two Jews Making Food

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    Watch the Complete First Season Now! | Amy Steinhaus Kirwin and Rebecca Edana are two meshugganah gals from East Hampton, NY, who love making food, sharing recipes, having fun, and feeding the world with humor and delicious noshes. Each episode focuses on one or two menu items, usually, but not a...

  • A Life Apart: Hasidism in America

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    ChaiFlicks is proud to exclusively premiere the new 25th anniversary restoration of Oren Rudavsky and Menachem Daum's seminal film "A LIFE APART: Hasidism in America", available this Saturday, December 23rd!

    Narrated by Leonard Nimoy and Sarah Jessica Parker, this groundbreaking documentary was...

  • Divorce Denied

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    According to the Jewish religion, which also defines the national law in Israel, only the man has the power to grant a divorce. Women find themselves chained to their husbands against their will, even if the separation is mutual. The film follows several such ‘chained’ women in Israel together wi...