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Sotah (Readers Guide Editions)
by Naomi Ragen

Published: 2001-10-04
Paperback : 496 pages
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Set against the backdrop of Jerusalem's ancient rituals, a contemporary story of sacred and profane love, and a young woman's struggle to reconcile tradition with freedom. Ninety-three weeks on the best-seller list.

Sotah introduces a family with three daughters approaching the age of ...

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Set against the backdrop of Jerusalem's ancient rituals, a contemporary story of sacred and profane love, and a young woman's struggle to reconcile tradition with freedom. Ninety-three weeks on the best-seller list.

Sotah introduces a family with three daughters approaching the age of marriage: Devorah, Dina and Chaya Leah. In the strict orthodoxy of their world, a sotah is a wife suspected of infidelity who can be tried by ordeal to prove she is guiltless. Which sister could be capable of such a thought, let alone the act? Into the pious world of strict chaperoning, modest clothing, where a married woman's hair must never be seen by a man other than her husband -insinuates this serpent suggestion of evil. Ragen's powerful tale of three sisters spins endless questions: Which one? Could she? Did she? What changes could come into this orderly world because of unthinking actions?

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  "Really Interesting"by PECHEMAN (see profile) 07/10/10

I liked this book a lot because it explained the Orthodox culture and customs, and interpreted the Hebrew words and saying. It is very insightful and really makes you wonder how people live like that... (read more)

 
  "A Good Story"by setblumer (see profile) 01/23/08

I only gave it a 3 because the first 60 pages or so were hard to get into. If it wasn't for book club and I felt I really didn't "have to" read it I would have put it down. There were so man... (read more)

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