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Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar free pdf Set in 11th-century Troyes, France, "Rashi's Daughter" tells the story of Joheved, eldest daughter of Salomon ben Isaac, who is known as Rashi - one of the great medieval Jewish Bible commentators. At a time when women traditionally were barred from studying Jewish texts, Rashi secretly teaches first Joheved, then her sister Miriam. By day, Joheved helps in running the household and the family winemaking business, and by night she studies Talmud with her father. As she nears marriageable age, Joheved finds her mind and spirit awakened by religious study, but she must keep her passion for learning and prayer hidden. When she becomes betrothed to Meir ben Samuel, she is forced to choose between marital happiness and being true to her love of the Talmud.Note: This JPS YA title is adapted from the author's adult title, "Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved".

About Maggie Anton

Maggie Anton was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California. In the early 1990's, Anton began studying Talmud in a class for women taught by Rachel Adler, now a professor at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. She became intrigued with the idea that Rashi, one of the greatest Jewish scholars ever, had no sons, only three daughters. Slowly but surely, she began to research the family and the time in which they lived. This resulted in her authoring Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved (Banot Press, 2005- rpt. Plume, 2007) and Rashi's Daughters, Book II: Miriam (Plume, 2007). She is the winner of the 2006 Ben Franklin Award for Best new Voice - Fiction. Anton continued on with her studies individually with Rabbi Aaron Katz Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinics at the Academy of Jewish Religion.

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Author : Maggie Anton
Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
Data Published : 15 August 2008
ISBN : 0827608691
EAN : 9780827608696
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 199 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
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