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Parsha Vayishlach, Part 7

Shimon and Levi kill the entire city of Shechem


Parsha Vayishlach, Part 7: Shimon and Levi kill the entire city of Shechem

Ch. 34, verse 24-31 Ch. 35, verses 1-13: All the men of the city of Shechem allow themselves to be circumcised. On the third day after their circumcision Shimon and Levi kill out Shem, Chamor, and all the men. They take Dinah and all the brothers loot the city. Yaakov criticizes them for their act. Ch. 35, Hashem tells Yaakov to build Him an alter. He tells his household to purify themselves. He goes to Bais El and he builds an alter there and names it for the place. Devorah dies there an he buries her under the oak. Hashem gives him a new name, Yisrael, and once again promises him the land.

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