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Yentl (Character)
from Yentl (1983)

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Yentl -- Based on a short story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah.  Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings.  Circumstances of Jewish law force the "boy" Yentl to marry a girl (Amy Irving), but the concealment must continue and Yentl must invent reasons for a long-delayed "consumation" of the marriage.  Finally, she reveals her secret to her bride, who, after a time of shock, accepts Yentl for what she is.

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  1. Yentl (1983) Played by Barbra Streisand
  2. A Film Is Born: The Making of 'Yentl' (1983) (TV) Played by Barbra Streisand
    ... aka "Barbra Streisand: A Film Is Born" - USA (informal title)
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  1. "Sendung ohne Namen"
        - Freunde? Haben Sie welche? (2003) TV episode, Played by Barbra Streisand

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From Yentl (1983)
Avigdor: I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman!
Yentl: It's not the first time.
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