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  • Zaytoun

    Movie

    In 1982, amid the Lebanese Civil War, Israeli pilot Yoni (Stephen Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and is taken prisoner by inhabitants of a Palestinian refugee camp. Among the captors is ten-year-old Fahed, whose father obsessively tends to his prized, but sickly olive tree, refusing to replant i...

  • Yossi

    Movie

    Acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox's moving and empathetic sequel to his 2002 classic "Yossi & Jagger" finds Yossi (Ohad Knoller, SRUGIM) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his oth...

  • Pollard
    1 season

    Pollard

    1 season

    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

    1 season

    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
    Create...

  • Birth of a Conflict

    1 season

    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

    Movie

    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...

  • Shtisel
    1 season

    Shtisel

    1 season

    Shtisel — the Israeli series that became a global phenomenon.

    The Shtisels, a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, reckons with questions about love, loss, and faith in this global hit that introduced Orthodox Jewish life to millions of fans around the world.

    B...

  • Divorce Denied

    Movie

    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...

  • A Match Made in Heaven

    1 season

    For the first time, Orthodox Jewish Israelis allow a camera to enter their personal lives on an intimate level, enabling us to discover the wisdom behind their way of life, so perhaps we can apply some of it to ours. A look at relationships between men and women, between singles and their friends...

  • Adama

    Movie

    Follow four agriculturalists in mythological Moshav Nahalal for a year as they work and complete a cycle of crops. ADAMA ("Farmers") introduces us to the Nahalal elders, who work until their dying day as they deal with inter-personal conflicts and the conflicts between man and land.

    Directed by...

  • Joy of Israel with Jamie Geller

    1 season

    Known as the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (NYT), best-selling Jewish chef and author Jamie Geller has inspired audiences around the world with her recipes, books and series featuring Jewish and Kosher food and lifestyle. Join Jamie and her family for their first year in Israel in JOY OF ISRAEL, her food ...

  • Africa

    Movie

    When retired 68 year-old Meir discovers that his 30 years of planning the annual village celebration have been summarily discarded and the job has been given to inexperienced local teens instead, the ground beneath his feet begins to give way. In his effort to restore a sense of meaning and vital...

  • Fig Tree

    Movie

    Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes a startlingly confident feature debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl's harrowing coming of age.

    Mina is 16 years old. The Ethiopian Civil War has been und...

  • The Other Story

    Movie

    Renowned filmmaker Avi Nesher’s The Other Story tells a suspenseful, poignant, and humorous story through the eyes of two rebellious young women from two troubled families that tangle in the most unexpected ways in Jerusalem. As the characters’ warring personal convictions and intimate anxieties ...

  • The Kind Words

    Movie

    When three siblings gather to mourn the death of their mother, they learn something very unexpected about the real identity of their father. Determined to discover the truth, the three unlikely traveling companions set off on a journey from Israel to Paris to find out more about themselves than t...

  • Baba Joon

    Movie

    Winner of Five Israeli Academy Awards including BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR! | Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. He hopes his 13-year-old son, Moti, will continue the proud family tradition, but his passion lies in fixing up cars. This rejection ...

  • Senior Moments

    Movie

    Funny, witty, bold and revealing, the creators of "Senior Moments" document intimate meetings with ten resilient elderly folks surviving old age with a vengeance. The film cohesively samples a cultural variety of personalities in modern-day Israel and provides an inspiring outlook on what it mean...

  • Foreign Letters

    Movie

    Sixth grade student Ellie experiences the hardships of moving to a new country when, in sixth grade, her family moves from Israel to the United States. As she struggles to make friends and learn the language, she meets an unlikely friend in Thuy — her Vietnamese classmate who is also a recent imm...

  • An Israeli Love Story

    Movie

    Fall in love with UNCHAINED's Aviv Alush in AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY, streaming now on ChaiFlicks!

    Aviv Alush (The Women's Balcony, Valley of Tears, The Baker and the Beauty), Adi Bielski and Maya Wertheimer (The New Black) star in this powerful romance based on actual events set during the turbule...

  • In Search of Israeli Cuisine

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov on a delicious journey to meet Israel's top chefs, home cooks, vintners, and cheese-makers drawn from the more than 100 cultures that make up Israel today, and discover the rich and human story that emerges from their food.

    Directed by Roger Sherman
    U...

  • Kippur

    Movie

    Based on director Amos Gitai’s experiences in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this story is told from the perspective of a young Israeli student who has been instructed to join a special military unit on the Golan Heights shortly after the fighting begins — as he and his helicopter crew embark on danger...

  • Make Me a Match

    Movie

    The film portrays three Jewish-Orthodox singles – their matchmakers and their effort to stay loyal to a possibly outdated tradition. Torn between their commitment to Jewish culture and their dreams, these 30-somethings try to withstand the social pressure while staying true to themselves.

    Direct...

  • The Human Resources Manager

    Movie

    Winner of Five Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture! | The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem's largest bakery is in trouble. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim's h...

  • Beaufort

    Movie

    Academy Award Nominee! | After 18 years dug into a heavily fortified mountain deep in occupied Lebanon, the last Israeli soldiers enduring constant bombardment at the site of the ancient crusader stronghold called Beaufort receive orders to abandon their posts, detonate the warren of bunkers in w...