A Double-edged Blade Parashat Vayishlach

This time, circumcision does not constitute a way of marking oneself so as to forge a connection with God; instead, it serves as a preparatory stage for the murder of the Other, the stranger, who seeks to join the family.

Up until now, the Torah has not referred to even one woman who was born within Abraham’s family. One gets the impression that it is perfectly natural that...