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Joheved

(2005)
(The first book in the Rashi's Daughters series)
A novel by

 
 
The first two novels in a dramatic trilogy set in eleventh-century France about the lives and loves of three daughters of the great Talmud scholar

In 1068, the scholar Salomon ben Isaac returns home to Troyes, France, to take over the family winemaking business and embark on a path that will indelibly influence the Jewish world - writing the first Talmud commentary, and secretly teaching Talmud to his daughters.

Joheved, the eldest of his three girls, finds her mind and spirit awakened by religious study, but, knowing the risk, 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.

Rich in period detail and drama, Joheved is a must read for fans of Tracy Chevalier's Girl With a Pearl Earring.

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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved: A Novel of Love and the Talmud in Medieval France
Author(s): Maggie Anton
ISBN: 0-452-28862-2 / 978-0-452-28862-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rashi's Daughters, Book 1: Joheved
Author(s): Maggie Anton
ISBN: 0-9763050-5-4 / 978-0-9763050-5-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Banot Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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July 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rashi's Daughters, Book I: Joheved: A Novel of Love and the Talmud in Medieval France
Author(s): Maggie Anton
Publisher: Plume
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA