Helping Others? Couldn’t Hurt…

By now more than one person has asked me desperately: Rabbi, please tell me: what is the meaning of “The Goy’s Teeth?!!”

I know better than to even begin try and explain it. Even Joel Coen himself has described it as “an elaborate shaggy dog story.”

And given that “A Serious Man” is a retelling of the Book of Job, isn’t that sort of the point? Job is, if nothing else, a Biblical shaggy dog story of epic proportions. (In the words of Rabbi Nachner, “You can’t know everything…”)

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