Torah & Texts

Fringe Benefits

By Aviva Stein and Robert Kornstein

Menachot 44a is a story that’s got it all—riches, romance, and samurai rabbis.

In this ancient epic meets underwater fantasy, a tzit tzit-toting student gets in over his head when he pays a visit to an elite and ethereal woman who knows what she wants. What begins as a simple transaction results in our hero’s transoceanic voyage of tzadik proportions, and ends, upon the blessing of a wise and mountain-dwelling rabbi, with a partnership sure to leave you in stitches and in fringes.


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This film was produced in collaboration with six teams of young writers, animators and programmers and was made possible in part by funds granted by The Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed, however, are solely the responsibility of the filmmakers.

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