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: Why is it people who want the truth never believe it when they hear it?
: I can't believe this, I'm arguing with a woman! Yentl
: It's not the first time.
: You're in the wrong place, storybooks for women are over here. Yentl
: [holding a book
] I'd like this one, please. Bookseller
: [takes the book away
] Sacred books are for men. Yentl
: Why? Bookseller
: It's the law. Yentl
: Where's it written? Bookseller
: It doesn't matter where it's written, it's the law. Yentl
: Well if it's the law it must be written somewhere, perhaps in here
: . I'll take it.
: Why is it that every book I buy, every bookseller has the same old argument? Yentl's Father
: You know why. Yentl/Anshel
: I envy them. Yentl's Father
: The booksellers? Yentl/Anshel
: No, not the booksellers, the students. Talking about life, the mysteries of the universe and I'm learning how to tell a herring from a carp. Yentl's Father
: Yentl, for the thousandth time, men and women..." Yentl/Anshel
: [cuts him off
] have different obligations, I know, but... Yentl's Father
: [cuts her off
] and don't ask why. Yentl's Father
: [sees her disappointment
] Go on, get the book. Yentl/Anshel
: Thank you, papa! Yentl's Father
: The shutters, darling. Yentl/Anshel
: We don't have to hide my studying from God, then why the neighbors? Yentl's Father
: Why? Because I trust God will understand. I'm not so sure about the neighbors.