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ETZ Talk: "The Choice" Book Talk with Author Maggie Anton (virtual and in-person)

Sunday, October 23, 2022 28 Tishrei 5783

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Award-winning author Maggie Anton will join us to discuss her new book, "The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and the Talmud". Drawing inspiration from the novels of Chaim Potok, Maggie's latest novel is a powerful love story with a purpose: to challenge Jewish customs concerning women, marriage, and equality. We look forward to welcoming her back to Etz Chayim.

Maggie Anton is an award-winning author of historical fiction, as well as a Talmud scholar with expertise in Jewish women's history.  In 1992 she joined a women's Talmud class taught by Rachel Adler. There she fell in love with Talmud. Intrigued that the great Jewish scholar Rashi had no sons, only daughters, she started researching the family and their community in 11th Century France. Thus the award-winning trilogy, Rashi's Daughters, was born. The trilogy was followed by National Jewish Book Award finalist Rav Hisda's Daughter: Apprentice, which dealt with sorcery and women's lives in the time of the Talmud's creation. 

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