Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery
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June 23 2013: Sunday 2-3:30pm
Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book 1: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery by Maggie Anton
"This is more than a touching story of love and loss, a journey of an independent-minded woman or a tale of magic and witchcraft. Anton’s imagination takes you into the lives of our Talmudic Sages-- as young students and venerated teachers, shy fiancés and strong husbands, devoted sons and caring fathers. She also fills in the blank spaces for us – the rich and important lives of women and girls of those times. Researching her material well, Anton recreates Talmudic times, both the day to day ordinary existence and life fraught with danger and destruction, yet surviving to bring us Jewish law and wisdom unto this very day." --- Blu Greenberg, founding president of JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance; author of On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition.
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Anton, Maggie, "Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice: A Novel of Love, the Talmud, and Sorcery" (2013). Jewish Studies Sunday Book & Discussion Group. 38.