Book Club – Rahsi’s Daughters, Book 1: Joheved

May 10, 2019
By Beth Mordecai
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Book Club – Rahsi’s Daughters, Book 1: Joheved

Learn more about the prolific (and essential) great Medieval commentator, Rashi, in this racy, captivating and fun historical novel, Rashi’s Daughters, Joheved: A Novel of Love and the Talmud in Medieval France (book one of the popular Rashi’s daughters series).

It’s 1068, and the scholar Salomon ben Isaac (“Rashi”) returns home to Troyes, France, to take over the family winemaking business. He embarks 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.



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