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The Red Tent (1969)

The red tent

Years later, she is called by a messenger her son, Re-mose, who has become a scribe to deliver the son of his master, the vizier, who turns out to be her brother Joseph. Her life is one of quiet anonymity amongst her male counterparts until she visits the city of Shechem and becomes the wife of Shalem. Most of us do not experience great glories and victories in life, rather, most of us gather our joys and small pleasures where and when we can-- and the rest of the time, we do what is necessary to survive. It celebrates mothers and daughters and the mysteries of the life cycle. For example, she says that Joseph and While I enjoyed the parts about midwifery and wish that a place like the Red Tent really did exist, I think that the author got the story all wrong. I'll have to think about this.

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The Red Tent (TV Mini

The red tent

Shalem and his father, to their surprise, agree, and all the men of the city undergo the operation. So for the most part, I just didn't like it. It is in the perspective of Dina the only daughter mentioned in the Bible. But taking is account that the Bible any version has been subjected to editions, censorships, exclusions, translations, etc. I have now finished the book.

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SparkNotes: The Red Tent: Plot Overview

The red tent

I think might not work for you so much if you're reading as a fan of the biblical story and don't want to explore perspectives that change the way we view certain characters. Told in Dinah's voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood--the world of the red tent. The reason is that there are just too many interesting events in it and so many unforgettable characters whose stories can be told and retold many times but we will not be tired hearing about them. Wistful silences demonstrate unfinished business. I don't know why, but it does. What an amazing story of the courage, determination and resiliency of women. I don't complain that Anita Diamant made some of the characters pagan; it is clear from the Bible that many early pre Israelites were, and of course, the Israelites themselves were always sliding back to idol worship.

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The Red Tent (miniseries)

The red tent

And most importantly should I now wonder what my legacy as a woman will be or in the 21st century should I discount this and think only of my legacy and story as a person? Stories about food show a strong connection. When I was in Basic Training in the Army we still had the old wooden barracks with the row of toilets with no privacy between them. While I enjoyed the parts about midwifery and wish that a place like the Red Tent really did exist, I think that the author got the story all wrong. I'm a fast reader no matter what, but give me a good book, I'll finish it faster than usual. It helped I had that issue with a book I had on my kindle and I solved it by taking a picture of the family tree on my phone and referred to it often. The book's title refers to the tent in which women of Jacob's tribe must, according to the ancient law, take refuge while menstruating or giving birth, and in which they find mutual support and encouragement from their mothers, sisters and aunts. It is written by Anita Diamant, and does a wonderful job of giving motivation to all the things that happen from the time Jacob meets Rachel through where Simeon she calls him Simon and Levi kill Dinah's husband.

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The Red Tent (1969)

The red tent

Although I still would consider this biblical fiction one of my favorites, I have to be true to my profile criteria and re-adjust a 5 star to the 4 star it deserves. It is a that tells the story of , daughter of and , sister of. Although I still would consider this What of me? The story of her brothers Judah, Reuben, Simon, Levi, Zebulun, Dan, Gad, Asher, Benjaman and Joseph - there may be others but I forget. She expands Dinah's life into an ensign for the lives, loves, and losses of women everywhere. So I schlepped home with my 'religious' book. .

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The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The red tent

So, thank you medicine for epidurals, c-sections that a mom can survive, and for great neonatal care. Honestly, all the birth without epidurals and such. . The chain connecting mother to daughter was broken and the word passed to the keeping of men, who had no way of knowing. And, in all fairness, she wrote well. Diamant is a compelling narrator of a tale that has timeless resonance.

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SparkNotes: The Red Tent: Plot Overview

The red tent

I got it at Costco! Diamant truely moves our emotions. One of these stories is that of Isaac and Sara who have two sons, Esau and Jacob. It is the same for people who are loved. Diamant takes massive, but necessary, liberties with the story. . This is an epic tale based on the Biblical character Dinah and her life. I think if I wasn't reading this book through a Latter-day Saint lens, I would have given it four stars, because the prose is absolutely gorgeous.

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