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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant By reading the The Red Tent we can find that these book is based on the part where women gather during their cycles of their life This book offers an insiders point of view at the daily life of a biblical alliance between wives and their mothers Anita Diamant presents Dinah as the little known daughter of Jacob and Leah and the only sister to twelve brothers According to a paragraph in the Old Testament Dinah was raped and their brothers rescued her by killing all the men in the city In the story told by Anita Diamant Dinah becomes the narrator of the story telling the story of the family of Jacob from her own point of view Diamants Dinah is the well-loved daughter of four mothers the wives of Jacob All of them were sisters at the same time their names were Leah Rachel Bilhah and Zilpah Most conflicting to the Old Testament account is the love between Dinah and Shalom who according to the Bible was her rapist and from whom her brothers rescue Dinah According to Anitas Red Tent Shalom was Dinahs true love and was murdered by her brothers Simon and Levi while sleeping next to her in their bed by her brothers Simon and Levi They also murdered Shaloms father and all the men they found sleeping in the city that night Then they carried Dinah back to Jacobs tents Dinah feeling angry curses her family and leaves the town pregnant with her son Dinahs curses work in some kind of way and the clan of Jacob is visited by misery Dinah meanwhile leaves with Shaloms mother gives birth to her son and lives far from her family She becomes a very popular midwife over a large geographic area Dinah brings to the birth scene process a helpful comforting company a vast knowledge of herbs and
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