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Israeli drama ‘Miss Jerusalem’ debuts on Netflix

(JTA) – Starting today, Netflix viewers can watch “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,” a historical drama that follows a family of Spanish Sephardic Jews living in Jerusalem throughout various decades of the early 1900s. XX.

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Actors Michael Aloni and Yuval Scharf in “Miss Jerusalem,” a history series produced in Israel by Yes Studios (courtesy of Nati Levy)

The series consists of 10 episodes and follows a family of Spanish Sephardic Jews who lived in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 20th century, showcasing their Judeo-Spanish traditions.

The first 10 episodes were made available on Friday, and the second batch of 10 episodes will be released on July 29.

The series, which won 4 Israeli Academy Television Awards this year after debuting last summer, stars the Israeli star Michael Alonifamous forsitzel“y”When heroes flyIt is based on a book of the same name that was first translated into English in 2016.

Produced by Yes Studios IsraelHe was behind the orthodox family drama.sitzel“The IDF Movie”ChaosIt is described as one of the most expensive and ambitious projects on Israeli television to date.

The story goes back and forth between decades, from era Ottoman Empire until days British Mandate of Palestinewhich eventually becomes a case Israel. The series shows Spanish Jewish traditions and narrates the dynamics Jerusalem Pre-state, including tensions between its Jewish, Arab and Christian residents, with dialogue in Hebrew, English, Arabic and even Ladino, a rarity on Israeli television.

The plot involves the Armoza family, whose men are apparently doomed to marry women they do not love.

Auras She and her colleagues were quick to sign based on the success and quality of Sarit Yishai Levy’s novel, they told the audience at a recent event at the Streicker Center in Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Auras He said he read the book in less than two days and cried while reading it; Soil Ariel Orr, who plays the daughter of Auras On the show, he said he read the book in two hours.

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