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Built on seven years of exhaustive historical research and ten years of Talmud study, "Rashi's Daughters" explores what might have been, weaving actual events, as described in responsa literature and Talmud commentaries, into an account of the lives of these amazing women. Talmud is an integral part of these novels; readers will learn along with Rashi's daughters as he explains selected texts. This is also the story of the medieval French Jewish community, how they lived, loved, worked, ate, prayed and interacted with their non-Jewish neighbors. A wealth of material about Jewish women's daily lives is provided, including how they observed life cycle events and holidays.
I wrote this book because I wanted to share my research into Jewish women's lives in medieval France, how the prosperity and tolerance they enjoyed differed from the negative stereotypes usually associated with the Middle Ages. In addition, I wished to encourage women to study Talmud, the foundation of Jewish Law that, until very recently, women have been unable to access. I hoped to share the excitement and pleasure Talmud study can engender.
My daughter loved this booklet even though she finished reading it she keeps it at her room and u never know when she will read it again she really love itPublished 1 month ago by Sheila
Loved this book. Even though I know it was historical fiction I loved the knowledge about the Talmud that I acquired as well as a glimpse into the lives of Jocheved and her... Read morePublished 6 months ago by ribbit
Joheved, the daughter of a Jewish scholar finds herself caught between her parents when she desires to learn Talmud. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary E. Young