The Trauma of Otherness and Hunger: Ruth and Lot’s Daughters

Ruth Tsoffar


In this article, the author traces the narrative dynamic of the book of Ruth and demonstrates how it effectively delivers an important moral lesson about the rewards of inclusion and belonging, setting an important cultural model of adoption and appropriation of otherness. In this connection, the evolution and expression of trauma and survival is considers through total destruction, hunger, feeding and reproduction spanning from the narrative of Lot in Genesis to the book of Ruth.

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