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In this week’s episode: Genesis 32-35.  We examine yet another disturbing story in the Tanakh – the rape of Dinah – and how commentators of various persuasions (male and female, strident and stodgy) have understood the incident.  We also consider how female sexuality and sex work challenge male notions of propriety and morality – and how, in the Tanakh, it usually ends badly for everyone.  Sigh.

BTW, Ellen Frankel’s Five Books Of Miriam: A Woman’s Commentary on the Torah can be purchased here and Elyse Goldstein’s Women’s Torah Commentary can be purchased here.

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