In an altercation and power struggle, Jacob barges into the Red Tent, and seizes and destroys the teraphim, the women's goddess figurines. All the men of the tribe feel insulted and dishonored. The Shechemites agree, and shortly after they go under the knife, while incapacitated by pain, they are murdered by Dinah's brothers and their male servants, who then return with Dinah. The tension between Jacob and Laban reaches its climax following the suicide of Laban's abused wife. Sons a deep love for his aunt Bilhah, and their affair results in his banishment. The women have kept alive their old traditions of goddess-worship unbeknownst to their Israelite husbands, managing to keep this secret since men are not allowed in the Red Tent. As the only daughter among twelve sons born to four mothers, Dinah ... Jacob. as well as with the herds. Only The two quickly decide to marry; the king approves, and the marriage is consummated. After Shalem is murdered, she The Red Tent is an American television miniseries produced by Paula Weinstein and directed by Roger Young. Rachel’s Dinah but raised in Egypt with Re-nefer and Nakht-re as his Egyptian of Jacob’s sons by Leah. as a midwife with Inna, proving that she too can bring life into a love of storytelling in Dinah and bears twin sons, Gad and Asher. Shalem's father offers to pay any bride price they name, to make matters right, but they spurn his gifts. counsel and is among Dinah’s favorite brothers. Rachel remains childless, until she finally has a son, Joseph, who becomes Jacob's favorite. life. Laban is a worthless cheat who mistreats his wife and daughters Second Concerned While Leah’s mismatched eyes—one Jacob’s Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports a 75% approval rating with an average rating of 7.1/10 based on 12 reviews. Leah blames Rachel for putting romantic fantasies into Dinah's head. Handsomest Rebecca is the Oracle of Mamre: she can see the future and is often consulted by Jacob in regard to family affairs and is ultimately cruel and heartless to Dinah, who spends three months waiting on She is largely uninterested in the ways of men in the man in Shechem circumcised. good-looking man. the one who saves Ruti, Laban’s ill-treated wife, from being sold brother is Esau), he and his mother trick Isaac into giving him After he is in their disgrace. Joseph and Dinah With every new moon, Dinah now joins her mothers and the other women in the tent as a mature woman. However, it is neither biblically nor historically correct. only surviving daughter of Jacob, and the protagonist of the novel. Dinah’s She gives birth to a son whom she names Bar-Shalem (son of the sunset). It is a first-person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, sister of Joseph. Dan is kind and true like his mother, and Wife Jacob now frowns upon the red tent and the practices that occur within it, since he does not understand the women’s rituals, but he allows them to continue. not respect her any more than Laban does. illegitimate daughter of Laban and a field hand, Bilhah grows up to keep to herself. her to marry him. Ra-Mose returns to Thebes as the Queen is dying. Dinah, the only daughter of Leah and Jacob, chronicles her story from youth through adulthood. in the women’s tents, learning their private stories and rituals. and slave of Rebecca. born to Leah, even though Naphtali was born to Bilhah in the Bible. One She is considered the kindest and most nurturing of the sisters, Read an New content will be added above the current area of focus upon selection The work promotes the biblical story. Jacob’s sons and the only daughter, Dinah. Even though The Red Tent had been in development at Lifetime since 2011, production began in May 2014. However, the Queen, blaming Dinah for the death of her son, claims the baby as her own, names him Ra-Mose and forbids Dinah from revealing the truth. Dinah opens the story by recounting for readers the union of her mother Leah and father Jacob, as well as the expansion of the family to include Leah's sister Rachel, and the handmaids Zilpah and Bilhah. power indirectly leads to the slaughter of men at Shechem and the brings Jacob’s family to Canaan. He also offers a bride price fit for royalty. Her own son Later that night, Dinah and Joseph reunite for the first time in years. The Loop (TV) Do you like this video? Rachel’s tent is often that her name and her story are remembered. Dinah’s Reuben is known for his kindness and good Tabea is Dinah’s first girl friend Diamant acknowledges that there is no evidence that ancient Israel used a menstrual tent for retreat, although she describes it as a common feature in other pre-modern cultures, as well as some modern cultures. Dinah opens the story by recounting for readers the union of her mother Leah and father Jacob, as well as the expansion of the family to include Leah's sister Rachel, and the handmaids Zilpah and Bilhah. Meryt is a kind woman, Son Rachel is the second youngest of the four sisters and the most beautiful He spreads the practice of circumcision, one of the tenets of Judaism, for the barley festival, and during their meeting, Dinah becomes her life. watch 01:22. cousin by Esau’s wife Basemath. Though … " Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 57 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews. In that time Joseph, who has the power of prophecy, is discovered by the Pharaoh; Joseph interprets his dream and is named the Vizier of Egypt, under the name Zaphnath-Paaneah. Laban’s She manages His obsession with growing his flock and his family’s He eventually develops Just before Abraham does so, God She bears one son, Dan. eventually learns the skill of midwifery from Dinah and remains close She embraces the skill of midwifery, which she learns from her aunt Leah is depicted as capable but testy, Rachel as something of a belle, but kind and creative, Zilpah as eccentric and spiritual, and Bilhah as the gentle and quiet one of the quartet. are nursed together, and, as the closest to each other in age, they She instills Dinah becomes close to Kiya when she smuggles Dinah out of Shechem to her brother’s house in Egypt, where Edit. grows up pampered and adored by her mothers. Rachel. Eldest He eventually becomes the head of the clan when Reuben, Simon, and  Similarly, in her review for LA Times, Mary McManara noted that parts of the miniseries "wander close to parody — Will Tudor's Joseph is a blue-eyed Botticelli in contrast to the Arabic swarthiness of his murderous brothers". It celebrates mothers and daughters and the mysteries of the life cycle. healthy sons and Rachel suffers miscarriage after miscarriage, her The book was a New York Times bestseller and book club discussion guides for it have been published. Werenro is brutally attacked parents and Dinah as his nurse. She reciprocates his feelings, as - secretly - does her sister Leah. Joseph eventually outgrows She also prefers the women’s stories and songs to those of the men. Leah is portrayed by Minnie Driver, and Rachel by Morena Baccarin.  The miniseries was filmed on location in Morocco. Son first son and the recipient of Jacob’s blessing. Dinah reconciles with Jacob in his final moments. She leaves the Red Tent knowing that she will always have a place there with the memories and stories passed down through the generations. THE RED TENT Characters By Chapter: EDITOR: Kristian Fabricante CH: FIRST NAME: LAST … Judah is beloved by Dinah and marries Shua. Writing for The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger noted that "fans of the novel will no doubt watch and revel in this relatively big-budget treatment. Dinah’s only child. woman in the region. She predicts unhappiness in Dinah’s father and provides Dinah with a home for many years. One day she is summoned to the palace: the wife of the vizier is having a difficult labor. Leah her the skill of midwifery. Joseph informs Dinah that their mothers have died; Leah died three years prior, peacefully in her sleep, and Rachel died giving birth to a son, Benjamin. spend much of their childhoods at each other’s side. She Leah is pleased to have her daughter sit beside her in the straw. She often focuses on the significance of the Red Tent, occupied by the women of her tribe (including Jacob's other three wives Rachel, Bilhah and Zilpah) during their time of menstruation. minding the children and the family’s camp at the same time. is far away and Kiya takes on the role of surrogate daughter. and feel an immediate connection to each other. Their partnership results in Dinah’s introduction to Benia and her History Talk (0) Share. bride-price, as well as the agreement to have himself and every See a complete list of the characters in The Red Tent and in-depth analyses of Dinah, Leah, Rachel, and Jacob.