Study Guide

Re-nefer in The Red Tent

By Anita Diamant


The Queen of Shechem, who barely survives the massacre and ends up saving Dinah. Re-nefer has a good soul. At times she seems iffy, but we can forgive her for snapping at Dinah. After all, her husband, son, and people we all killed by Dinah's brothers.

Eventually, Re-nefer becomes a loving grandmother figure to Re-mose, and she dies a peaceful death.