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Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved (Rashi's Daughters)
by Maggie Anton

Published: 2007-07-31
Paperback : 384 pages
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The first two novels 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 ...
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The first two novels 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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  "A love story"by FtLaudGal (see profile) 11/05/09

I enjoyed the historical facts and picture of Jewish life in France in the 11th century. This story of Rashi's family was a bit slow at first but then I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to... (read more)

 
  "An excellent glimpse into the lives of medival Jewish women"by mapark (see profile) 04/06/09

This is the first novel in Maggie Anton's historical trilogy imagining the lives of the daughters of legendary Talmudic scholar Salomon ben Isaac, otherwise known as Rashi. The story opens shortly after... (read more)

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