Vayishlach – The Jury Is Out On Dinah

Dinah is an enigmatic figure in the Bible. She features centrally in our Parsha of Vayishlach. The context is the Jewish people’s desert wanderings and a temporary stay near the city of Shechem. There, in that city, takes place an event that inspires vengeance, war, family disharmony, rape, and retribution.