What Rabbi Birnholz is studying for Parshat Vayishlach for December 5th

Parshat Vayishlach   Triennial – year 2

Genesis

1: 34:1-4      2: 34:5-12              3: 34:13-17            4: 34:18-23

5: 34:24-31            6: 35:1-11              7: 35:12-15

 

For the translation

http://www.jtsa.edu/vayishlah-torah

 

This part of Parshat Vayishlach includes the story of the rape of Dina.   It is a story of sexual assault and violence and if that is likely to be triggering for you, please feel free to skip these commentaries and consider skipping the Torah service.   If anyone needs to speak with me about this topic, please reach out.  Rabbi Birnholz

https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/torah-commentary/when-ben-oni-becomes-benjamin-rachels-midrashic-monologue

https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/torah-commentary/biblical-text-terror

 

https://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2013/11/on-dinah.html

 

https://velveteenrabbi.blogs.com/blog/2012/12/on-names-and-naming-.html