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The Scroll

No. 21: Yentl

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1983, dir. Barbra Streisand. In this adaptation of an Isaac Bashevis Singer story, Barbra Streisand plays a young Jewish girl who disguises herself as a man so she can study Talmud in a yeshiva. The preceding may be the most Jewish sentence ever written.

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Oy. Hack mir nisht keyn tschaynik. You know Singer hated this movie, yes? I bet you haven’t seen “Enemies, A Love Story.” Movie is garbage. Which is sad, because the story is so good.

You could Jew up that sentence further with “Mandy Patinkin” and “sexless marriage.”

(FWIW, I loved both Enemies a Love Story AND Yentl. Let a thousand cinematic flowers bloom.)

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wats up with his hair!?!?


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