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Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)

Parashat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/Harlot_as_Hero_parashat_vayeshev_genesis_371-4023_20091208

Back in grade school, the story of Yehuda and Tamar was always deemed too racy to teach. Our teacher skipped that one episode, and looking back it’s difficult to argue against the omission. Can you imagine explaining to elementary school students what a harlot is?

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