Sunday, September 20, 2009

Maggie Anton: Rashi’s Daughters

From Heritage Florida Jewish News:
The Sabra Group of the Orlando Chapter of Hadassah and Congregation Ohev Shalom Sisterhood present Maggie Anton, author of “Rashi’s Daughters,” for an afternoon of discovery and discussion on Sunday, Oct. 18. It’s an opportunity to meet the author learn about Jewish life in 11th-century France. The event, scheduled for 3 p.m. at Congregation Ohev Shalom, will include a lecture, a tea and dessert reception with the author, book purchases and signing. The cost is $25.

Anton has written a trilogy of novels entitled “Rashi’s Daughters: A Novel of Love and the Talmud in Medieval France,” based on historical facts known about Rashi’s life and extensive research by Anton about what life was actually like during the 11th century in France. Rashi (1040-1105) wrote the greatest commentaries in Jewish exegeses on the Talmud. It is a known fact that Rashi, who had no sons, secretly imparted his passion and knowledge of the Talmud to his three daughters.

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