Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar

Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar

by Maggie Anton

Paperback(Reprint)

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Overview

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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827608696
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 07/14/2008
Series: Rashi's Daughters Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

MAGGIE ANTON is an award-winning writer who studies Talmud and medieval history. She is at work on the third novel in the trilogy, about the youngest daughter, Rachel.

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