Rashi's Daughters: Joheved

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Banot Press, 2005 - Fiction - 369 pages
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Rashi, one of the greatest Jewish scholars who ever lived, had no sons, only three daughters. Much has been written about Rashi and his grandsons, the Tosafot, but almost nothing of his daughters. Legend has it that they were learned in a time when women were forbidden to study the sacred texts. Rashi's Daughters tells the story of these forgotten women.

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User Review  - JanaRose1 - LibraryThing

Joheved, the daughter of a Jewish scholar finds herself caught between her parents when she desires to learn Talmud. While her father is ecstatic to teach her, his mother believes that a learned woman ... Read full review

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I learned so much Jewish tradition that I never knew from this book. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

In the early 1990s, Maggie Anton (born Margaret Antonofsky) began studying Talmud in a class for women. She became intrigued with the idea that Rashi, one of the greatest Jewish scholars ever, had no sons, only three daughters. She began researching the family, which led to her writing two books for adults: Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved, and Rashi's Daughters, Book II: Miriam. She is the winner of the 2006 Ben Franklin Award for "Best New Voice--Fiction." She lives in Glendale, California.

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