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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.
Was excited when I saw this book, but was disappointed when reading. It takes far too much liberty with certain aspects of relationships. Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Griffin
I found this to be as excellent way to study in a novel and interesting way (rather than dry) form. Can't wait to read books 2 and 3Published 3 months ago by Lois Banning
This book was recommended to me by a friend who loved it. It was a little bit to religious for me, though the
characters were very well portrayed.
What an interesting book, dealing with the famous Writer of commentary and his family. Terrific insight into what life might have been like for the daughters of this illustrious... Read morePublished 4 months ago by artist
This was an odd book. The author clearly had researched the family and the era very well, but the end result wasn’t really a novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cheryl Sullivan
I don't usually read novel but a friend read it after she learned that she is a descendant of Joheved. I love learning about Judaism and this was a different way for me. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shulamit Saeger
I enjoyed volume one of "Rashi's daughters" immensely and immediately downloaded the other two books in the series. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter D. Springberg
The Book was some what dry but as an assignment, I only reas about 1/4 of it. so far. Your delivery service was great.
Writers deep knowledge of Torah and Talmud are blended with an engaging narrative of the life and relligiousviews of Jewish life during Rashi's times.Published 8 months ago by millmarc675