“Ezra Schwartz’s beautiful animated drawings evoke the mythical Eastern European world – and eccentric Jewish logic – of Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Gimpel the Fool.
All his life the baker Gimpel accepted events without doubt because “Everything is possible.” He also ignored people’s ridicule and abuse, choosing to “let things pass.” This behavior has earned him the nickname Gimpel The Fool. Over the years, he adhered to his Rabbi’s advice that “Belief is beneficial. It is better to be a fool all your life than for one hour be evil”. However, facing his wife’s death-bed confession, Gimpel, for the first time, faces a terrible conflict. Should he revenge his being ridiculed, or stick to his beliefs ? ”
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