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ChaiFlicks, the 'Jewish Netflix,' is here

 

August 21, 2020

A screenshot from ChaiFlicks, a Jewish-themed streaming platform.

(JTA) - It was only a matter of time: A Jewish Netflix has arrived.

That moniker is probably the best description of ChaiFlicks, a film and TV streaming platform focused on Jewish-themed movies that launched Wednesday, Aug. 12. It helps that its creators were once in business with the real Netflix.

Neil Friedman, founder of the Jewish-focused distribution company Menemsha Films, said he sold two films to Netflix: the 2015 bakery-set drama "Dough" and the 2016 Israeli film "The Women's Balcony." (Both were shown at the Jewish Film Festival in Maitland.) But since then, Netflix has shifted...



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