"As the mind becomes a little more quiet, the sacredness of everything, within and without, becomes clear," says Norman Fischer, a practicing Jew and a Zen Buddhist priest who has been teaching meditation for over 30 years.
At the center of Judaism, writes Yale University scholar and critic David Gelernter, is "a thread of ecstasy…the whole world, space and time and suffering and all, pulled together by triumphant jubilation."
Set in 1967, the storyline of the Coen brothers' new film centers on Larry Gopnick, a Jewish physics professor in the Midwest who looks to his faith to make sense of his personal and professional tribulations.
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