Behind the scenes of ‘Chanshi’, Israel’s steamy new hit TV show

Aleeza Chanowitz stars in Chanshi as a young Orthodox woman who travels to Israel to have sex with a whole lot of men in uniform.

One of the hottest new Israeli shows is Chanshi, about a young Orthodox woman who travels solo to Israel, ditching her fiancé, with the sole mission of having sex with as many IDF soldiers as she can. The provocative story of self-discovery and sexual awakening screened at Sundance in January 2023 to rave reviews, and the woman who created it—the writer and star, Aleeza Chanowitz—joins the show to talk about the origins of the program and how Orthodox Jews in Israel are reacting.

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