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Secret Scholar

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

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?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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July 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar
Author(s): Maggie Anton
ISBN: 0-8276-0869-1 / 978-0-8276-0869-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
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July 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar
Author(s): Maggie Anton
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
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