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Section: Parshas HaShavua   Category: Medrash
Parshas Vayishlach: Rav Shimon Schwab - The Telltale Sign That Dina Married Iyov
According to one opinion in the Gemara Bava Basra (15b) Iyov lived in the time of Yaakov Avinu and he married Dina.  How does the Gemara know this?  When Shchem took Dina the pasuk says, "Ki Nevala Asa BiYisrael; A vile act was committed against Yisrael." (Vayishlach 34:7)  The same word Nevala is used when catastrophe strikes Iyov, and he does not complain against Hashem.  His wife berates him and says he is too naive.  Iyov answers, "Kidaber Achas HaNivalos Tidabeiri; You speak like the vile ones."  What is the connection?

Rav Shimon Schwab explains that the Kochos of Tumah receive their power from Kedusha.  Therefore, tuma always chases after kedusha.  Shchem ben Chamor, the disgusting pervert, not only did an act that was vile in the eyes of the entire world, but he purposely chased after a pure innocent girl who was younger than 7 years old and the daughter of Yaakov no less.  It was her kedusha that he lusted after and wanted to contaminate.

The traces of this contamination showed up many years later when Dina's tzaddik husband, Iyov, held steadfast to his belief in Hashem despite agonizing punishment, and Dina spoke negatively. Iyov's answer to her was that her words have their basis in the Nevala, in the tumah of Shchem that he put into her.
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