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Created by
Based onOriginal script
Country of originIsrael
Original language(s)Hebrew
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24
Running time45 minutes
Original networkyes Oh
Channel 1
Kan 11
Original releaseJune 29, 2013 (2013-06-29) –
January 16, 2016 (2016-01-16)
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Shtisel (Hebrew: שטיסל‎) is an Israeli television drama series about a fictional Jewish family living in Geula, Jerusalem.[1] Created and written by Ori Elon and Yehonatan Indursky,[1] the series premiered on 29 June 2013 on yes Oh, and is distributed by the online streaming service Netflix.[2] The show runs at 12 episodes per season. In May 2019, writer Yehonatan Indursky announced that the show would be renewed for a third season.[3]


The series follows the lives of Shulem Shtisel (Dov Glickman), the Shtisel patriarch and a Rabbi at the local yeshiva,[4] as well as those of the other members of his family. Shtisel is set in a religious, Internet-free neighborhood.[5] The community follows strict haredi customs and violating the norms often causes chaos within the family.[6] However, the characters, who are more open to secular lifestyle, reflect Geula's moderation in comparison to their neighbors in Mea She'arim, the adjacent community known for religious extremism.[7]


The series has been considered innovative for its treatment of an irregular group of Orthodox Jews by stripping them of their political associations and depicting them as "ordinary" people.[8]

In April 2019, Dr Maurice Yacowar (retired film studies professor and author of "The Sopranos on the Couch", Continuum) published an episode by episode analysis of the [first] two Shtisel seasons, titled "Reading Shtisel: A TV Masterpiece from Israel".

In October 2016, it was announced that Amazon Studios was planning to remake Shtisel, set in Brooklyn, New York, under the title Emmis.[9]

In May 2019, it was announced that Shtisel has been renewed for a third season.[10]


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  1. ^ a b Ghert-Zand, Renee (4 March 2016). "Why I Can't Stop Watching 'Shtisel'". The Forward. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Netflix picks up Shtisel from Dori". Rapid TV News. 18 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Shtisel renewed for third series, hit show's writer confirms". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ Sarkar, Barnana (4 January 2019). "Netflix Top 10: From 'The Protector', and 'Sacred Games' to 'Money Heist', the top non-English shows on Netflix". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Netflix adds a stream of new Israeli content - Israel News - Jerusalem Post". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  6. ^ Kustanowitz, Esther D. (14 January 2019). "Hit Israeli TV show 'Shtisel' pushes Haredi community boundaries". J. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Shtisel's Ghosts: The Politics of Yiddish in Israeli Popular Culture". In geveb. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ Peleg, Yaron (2016). Directed by God: Jewishness in Contemporary Israeli Film and Television. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. p. 112. ISBN 9781477309506.
  9. ^ Kamin, Debra (17 October 2016). "Israeli Drama About Ultra-Orthodox Brood Gets American Treatment". Variety. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
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