Claire Ginsburg Goldstein
Claire Ginsburg Goldstein
the teddy bear Rabbi

And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, went out…

“Dinah, the daughter of Leah”

and where was Jacob?

“whom she bore to Jacob”,

and why is Jacob described in this way?

went out to see the daughters of the land.

And Jacob was silent.


Did Jacob notice that she had gone out?

the son of Hamor the Hivite,

What is Jacob thinking, planning?

prince of the land, 

What is Jacob doing?

saw her; 

Didn’t Jacob realize?

and he abducted her 

Where was Jacob? Your daughter needs you.

lay with her 

Dinah is lying there, crying out for you.

and afflicted her. 

Dinah was never the same again.  Her body and soul were afflicted.

Jacob did not cry out, to come to save her.

Jacob was silent. 

(Genesis 34:1–2)

Perhaps, it is time for our fathers, who call themselves,  “parents”, of our daughters who have become afflicted, to rise up to protest their unjust abductions and afflictions; of body and soul.

It is time to lend an ear and a hand…

For all people who have been unjustly taken and used for temporary bodily pleasure and release.

We can speak out at this continuing injustice.

Thankfully, another sex ring was busted here in the New York, New Jersey areas.

Let us pray for the restoration of peace and balance in our world.

Rabbi Claire, the teddy bear Rabbi

Covid 2021

About the Author
Rabbi Claire conceived of the concept Bears from Bergenfield upon a routine check of the Israeli staff at camp SLC August of 2001. She realized that the world needed to wake up and become aware of the suffering the Israelis were enduring as the Palestinians continued their intifada against them. After 18 years and 195,000 teddy bears amassed and redistributed, Rabbi Claire is searching for more public platforms to proliferate and advance her message, that Jewish lives matter, especially with a teddy bear. Rabbi Claire lives in Bergen County with her husband of 38 years, Larry, and their 4 children, Sam, Shira, Seth, and Sarah Rose, plus their incoming son-in-law Ivan. For further information of how to get involved with this endearing project, contact her at
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