Dinah and Feminist Reading (Vayechi)

Last Sunday, Rabbi Nicki Greninger and I gathered with thirty members of Temple Isaiah and explored some of the theory and tools of feminist reading practices. At the heart of our inquiry was the question: How do we relate to a text written by and for men, in ways that often diminish women’s full humanity? 

Ibn Ezra: Divining Dreams (Vayeshev)

Joseph hears the dreams of his fellow prisoners – former baker and butler – and tells them that interpretations belong to God. What does that mean?