Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty (born November 20, 1940) is an American Jewish Indologist and Mircea Eliade Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School . She has written a controversial book called The Hindus ——an Alternate History
Much of her work is focused on Quote ” translating interpreting and comparing elements of Hindu theories through modern contexts of gender sexuality and identity”End Quote .
Well I decided to do a bit of the above on some interesting pieces of the Torah
Genesis 12 The pimping of Sarai
10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my sister , so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”
14 When Abram came to Egypt, the Egyptians saw that Sarai was a very beautiful woman. 15 And when Pharaoh’s officials saw her, they praised her to Pharaoh, and she was taken into his palace. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
17 But the Lord inflicted serious diseases on Pharaoh and his household because of Abram’s wife Sarai. 18 So Pharaoh summoned Abram. “What have you done to me?” he said. “Why didn’t you tell me she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now then, here is your wife. Take her and go !” 20 Then Pharaoh gave orders about Abram to his men, and they sent him on his way, with his wife and everything he had.
Genesis 20 The second pimping of Sarah (formerly know as Sarai)
20 Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2 and there Abraham said of his wife Sarah, “She is my sister.”Then Abimelek king of Gerar sent for Sarah and took her.
3 But God came to Abimelek in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.”
4 Now Abimelek had not gone near her, so he said, “Lord, will you destroy an innocent nation? 5 Did he not say to me, ‘She is my sister,’ and didn’t she also say, ‘He is my brother’? I have done this with a clear conscience and clean hands.”
14 Then Abimelek brought sheep and cattle and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him. 15 And Abimelek said, “My land is before you; live wherever you like.”
16 To Sarah he said, “I am giving your brother a thousand shekels of silver . This is to cover the offense against you before all who are with you; you are completely vindicated.”
17 Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves so they could have children again, 18 for the Lord had kept all the women in Abimelek’s household from conceiving because of Abraham’s wife Sarah.
Lets translate and interpret Jewish theories through modern contexts of Gender Sexuality and Identity shall we?
Abraham the first Jew pimped his wife and Yahweh the Jewish God just helped him pimp his wife
Sarai is Abrahams sister (or half sister)Thus the first Jewish relationship is incestuous
Abraham sleeps with his sister treats her as his wife but when he enters a new country actually tells her to go and sleep with the ruler of the land
Yahweh plays an active role in both the incidents Like a good businessman Yahweh lets Sara be taken away THEN after she is “taken” he comes in dreams and helps Abraham collect sheep cattle slaves and gold
Sarai/Sarah can be said to be the first Jewish “investment”
Yahweh the Jewish God KNOWS the Kings are innocent on both occasions and Abraham is the guilty party yet her punishes /threatens punishment the Pharoahs and rewards Abram Says something about the Jewish sense of justice
Genesis 34 The first Jewish Land Grab/Mass Murder
34 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bore unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and defiled her.
3 And his soul cleaved unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel and spoke kindly unto the damsel. 4 And Shechem spoke unto his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this damsel for a wife.”
5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his cattle in the field, and Jacob held his peace until they had come.
6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel by lying with Jacob’s daughter, which thing ought not to be done.8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter. I pray you give her to him for a wife; 9 and make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. 10 And ye shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you. Dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.”11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, “Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me, I will give. 12 Ask me ever so much dowry and gift , and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel for a wife.”
13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully , and said — because he had defiled Dinah their sister” 14 and they said unto them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach unto us. 15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised, 16 then will we give our daughters unto you; and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.17 But if ye will not hearken unto us to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and we will be gone.”
18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem, Hamor’s son. 19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter; and he was more honorable than all the house of his father.
20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21 “These men are peaceable with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22 Only herein will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? Only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.”24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all who went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob , Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly and slew all the males.
26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and despoiled the city , because they had defiled their sister.
28 They took their sheep and their oxen and their asses , and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field; 29 and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives took they captive, and despoiled even all that was in the house.
30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “Ye have troubled me to make me a stench among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. And I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.”
Contrary to modern versions which speak of Shechem raping Dinah its clear that it was a case of love as no rapist wants to marry his victim
The tribe tool advantage of a man in love ,deceived him into circumcising his entire tribe then kill all the males recuperating from the operation …..
After that they take the out the men they loot all the money sheep and valuables and abduct rape the women
At the end of it all Jacob the patriarch is worried about only one thing the coming revenge He doesnt mind his sons deceit or mass murders or robbery and rapes …….all that is fine in his eyes
I wonder what Doniger would come up with is she did translate and interpret these Jewish scriptures through modern contexts of Gender Sexuality and Identity