By (author) Maggie Anton
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Joheved by Maggie Anton
Book DescriptionThe first novel in a dramatic trilogy set in eleventh-century France about the lives and loves of three daughters of the great Talmud scholar In 1068, the scholar Salomon ben Isaac returns home to Troyes, France, to take over the family winemaking business and embark on a path that will indelibly influence the Jewish world, writing the first Talmud commentary, and secretly teaching Talmud to his daughters. Joheved, the eldest of his three girls, finds her mind and spirit awakened by religious study, but, knowing the risk, 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. Rich in period detail and drama, Joheved is a must read for fans of Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring .
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780452288621
Paperback / softback
(215mm x 142mm x 21mm)
Imprint: New American Library
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Maggie Anton
Apprentice, Paperback / softback (July 2012)
The world around Hisdadukh, blessed to be beautiful and learned, is full of conflict. Rome, fast becoming Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance while Rav Hisda and his colleagues struggle to establish new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple.
Rashi's Daughters, Book II: Miriam, Paperback / softback
The engrossing historical series of three sisters living in 11th-century France continues with the tale of Miriam, the lively and daring middle child of a great Talmudic authority. Anton brings both time and place to vivid life, and captures the struggles and triumphs of strong Jewish women.
Rachel, Paperback / softback» View all books by Maggie Anton
Following "Joheved" and "Miriam, Rachel," the dramatic final book in this epic historical trilogy chronicles the lives and times of the three daughters of the great Talmud scholar Rashi.
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Author Biography - Maggie Anton
Maggie Anton was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California. Raised in a secular, socialist household, she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. All that changed when David Parkhurst, who was to become her husband, entered her life, and they both discovered Judaism as adults. 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. Legend has it that Rashi's daughters were learned in a time when women were traditionally forbidden to study the sacred texts. These forgotten women seemed ripe for rediscovery, and the idea of a book about them was born.
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