Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Parshat Vayshev, continued: More re Tamar

I guess I have more to say about Vayeshev. Start with this good commentary by Irit Koren.

I've been thinking that the story of Tamar is the "antidote" to the story of the rape of Dinah. In that story, we never once hear from Dinah herself. Everything is done to her, or, allegedly, for her, but nothing whatsover is done by her. Tamar, on the other hand, takes matters into her own hands, risking death in the process. Hmm, maybe I should read Subversive Sequels in the Bible again.


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