Shtetl Wife Quotes in A Serious Man (2009)

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Shtetl Wife Quotes:

  • Dybbuk?: I shaved hastily this morning and missed a bit-by you this makes me a dybbuk? It's true, I was sick with typhus when I stayed with Peselle, but I recovered, as you can plainly see, and now I-hugh!

    [She stabs him in the chest with an ice pick]

    Dybbuk?: What a wife you have!

    Shtetl Husband: Woman, what have you done?

    Dybbuk?: Why would she do such a thing? I ask you, Velvel, as a rational man: which of us is possessed?

    Shtetl Wife: What do you say now about spirits? He is unharmed!

    Dybbuk?: On the contrary! I don't feel at all well.

    [Blood begins to seep from his chest]

    Dybbuk?: One does a mitzvah and this is the thanks one gets?

    Shtetl Husband: Dora! Woe, woe! How can such a thing be!

    Dybbuk?: Perhaps I will have some soup. I am feeling weak. Or perhaps I should go. One knows when one isn't wanted.

    Shtetl Husband: Dear wife. We are ruined. Tomorrow they will discover the body. All is lost.

    Shtetl Wife: Nonsense, Velvel. Blessed is the Lord. Good riddance to evil.

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