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Rashi's Daughters, Book II: Miriam
by Maggie Anton

Published: 2007-07-31
Paperback : 496 pages
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The engrossing historical series of three sisters living in eleventh-century Troyes, France, continues with the tale of Miriam, the lively and daring middle child of Salomon ben Isaac, the great Talmudic authority. Having no sons, he teaches his daughters the intricacies of Mishnah and ...
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(The engrossing historical series of three sisters living in eleventh-century Troyes, France, continues with the tale of Miriam, the lively and daring middle child of Salomon ben Isaac, the great Talmudic authority. Having no sons, he teaches his daughters the intricacies of Mishnah and Gemara in an era when educating women in Jewish scholarship was unheard of. His middle daughter, Miriam, is determined to bring new life safely into the Troyes Jewish community and becomes a midwife. As devoted as she is to her chosen path, she cannot foresee the ways in which she will be tested and how heavily she will need to rely on her faith. With Rashi’s Daughters, author Maggie Anton brings the Talmud and eleventh-century France to vivid life and poignantly captures the struggles and triumphs of strong Jewish women.

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  "Miriam"by FtLaudGal (see profile) 02/26/10

It was good to read the second in a sequel of Rashi's Daughter's. I did not enjoy this book as much as I liked Rashi's Daughters 1 - Joheved.

 
  "Rashi's middle daughter challenges her community"by mapark (see profile) 04/06/09

Rashi, living in Troyes, France, in the latter half of the 11th century, was one of Judaism’s greatest scholars. Troyes at the time had a vibrant Jewish community, full of scholars, but al... (read more)

 
  "Second in the series of romance novels set in Medival France"by esparkhu (see profile) 11/22/07

Miriam, the second of Rashi's daughters, has to come to terms with married life. Her husband has to come to terms with his attraction to other men.

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