- By Maggie Anton

Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar

  • Title: Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar
  • Author: Maggie Anton
  • ISBN: 9780827608696
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rashi s Daughter Secret Scholar Rashi s Daughter Secret Scholar was adapted from the first book in this series Volume Joheved The tale of a young girl who challenges conventions to engage in Jewish learning Set in th century T

    Rashi s Daughter, Secret Scholar was adapted from the first book in this series, Volume 1 Joheved The tale of a young girl who challenges conventions to engage in Jewish learning Set in 11th century Troyes, France, Rashi s Daughter, Secret Scholar tells the story of Joheved, eldest daughter of Salomon ben Isaac known as Rashi , one of the great medieval Jewish Bible coRashi s Daughter, Secret Scholar was adapted from the first book in this series, Volume 1 Joheved The tale of a young girl who challenges conventions to engage in Jewish learning Set in 11th century Troyes, France, Rashi s Daughter, Secret Scholar tells the story of Joheved, eldest daughter of Salomon ben Isaac known as Rashi , one of the great medieval Jewish Bible commentators At a time when women traditionally were barred from studying Jewish texts, Rashi secretly teaches first Joheved, then her sister Miriam By day, Joheved helps in running the household and the family winemaking business, and by night she studies Talmud with her father As she nears marriageable age, Joheved finds her mind and spirit awakened by religious study, but 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 Will she fulfill the expected role of a Jewish woman or pursue a path of Jewish learning

    1 thought on “Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar

    1. This book was recommended to me years ago and for some reason I felt now was the time to pick it up. I enjoyed the book because I had no idea how Talmudic studying worked and this book gave me some insight into it. I also enjoyed reading about women who lived during these times. It was informative, interesting and I plan on completing the series by reading the next 2 books.

    2. Really enjoyed this book and experiencing Jewish women’s life in the Middle Ages. Especially from a religious point of view.

    3. What a great book to begin the new year with - I wish I could give this 1/2 a star more!If you enjoy Historical Fiction, & would like an easy/light (but interesting!!) read, do not hesitate to go for this one. :)Enjoy!Negatives:1) The copy I have has several grammatical & spelling mistakes, so that was distracting2) The copy I have, which seems to match the edition I chose here, is 199 pages, not the 160 has assigned. Not a big deal, but I do like to track my progress, so this should be [...]

    4. I totally fell for how much this author loves her subject. One could taste the foods and smell the stink of the middle ages and suspend modern reality, historical accuracy, social critique and just enjoy this delightful tale.

    5. I don't like historical fiction. If I want to make up stories about the past I can do it myself. Almost nothing is known about Rashi's Daughters and I find no pleasure in reading nonsense. I'm so tired of politically correct women's studies books. They are phony.

    6. Fascinating BookReally enjoyed this book, had to read and read couldn't put it down A* i would wholehearted recommended reading it

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