I liked precisely what the reviewer criticises: things don't make sense instantly, there isn't a unified linear narrative that takes the viewer from A to B. In other words, the film is strangly life-like. Re. the Torah, ehm, Ok, we're told that every episode is there for a reason, but that's very far from the impression one gets as one reads it. You can try to make sense of it afterwards, but the stories are in no way self-explanatory -this is, again, what the reviewer misses in the movie. I think the congregation is Conservative, not Reform (and the Santa-like rabbi is a joke).
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from the article: Analysis / The Coen brothers just don't get Jews