Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice

Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice

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Hisdadukh, blessed to be beautiful and learned, is the youngest child of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. The world around her is full of conflict. Rome, fast becoming Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance while Rav Hisda and his colleagues struggle to establish new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. Against this backdrop Hisdadukh embarks on the tortuous path to become an enchantress in the very land where the word 'magic' originated. But the conflict affecting Hisdadukh most intimately arises when her father brings his two best students before her, a mere child, and asks her which one she will marry. Astonishingly, the girl replies, a€œBoth of them.a€ Soon she marries the older student, although it becomes clear that the younger one has not lost interest in her. When her new-found happiness is derailed by a series of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh must decide if she does, indeed, wish to become a sorceress. Based on actual Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their families, Rav Hisda's Daughter: Book I a€“ Apprentice brings the world of the Talmud to life - from a woman's perspective. Praise for the Rashia€™s Daughters trilogy: a€œAnton delivers a tour de force.a€ a€”Library Journal a€œA compelling combination of drama, suspense, and romance.a€ a€”Lilith magazineBut I remained speechless as Abba slowly stood up and brushed off his trousers. IfI had not seen and heard it myself, Iwould not have believed it. The arrogantAbba bar Joseph had humbled himself before me and, on his knees, swore that heanbsp;...

Title:Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book I: Apprentice
Author:Maggie Anton
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-07-31


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