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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 co
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 14th 2008 by The Jewish Publication Society
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Robin
Feb 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was recommended to me years ago and for some reason I felt now was the time to pick it up. I enjoyed the book because I had no idea how Talmudic studying worked and this book gave me some insight into it. I also enjoyed reading about women who lived during these times. It was informative, interesting and I plan on completing the series by reading the next 2 books.
Sandy
Jan 23, 2009 added it
very little about Rashi or scholarly info, but nice insights into life and customs "back then."
Linda Feldheim kugel
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book and experiencing Jewish women’s life in the Middle Ages. Especially from a religious point of view.
Alanna Spinrad
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book got me hooked on this author and all the other books she's written. I love them
Jennifer
What a great book to begin the new year with - I wish I could give this 1/2 a star more!
If you enjoy Historical Fiction, & would like an easy/light (but interesting!!) read, do not hesitate to go for this one. :)
Enjoy!
Negatives:
1) The copy I have has several grammatical & spelling mistakes, so that was distracting
2) The copy I have, which seems to match the edition I chose here, is 199 pages, not the 160 Goodreads has assigned. Not a big deal, but I do like to track my progress, so this
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Socket Klatzker
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I totally fell for how much this author loves her subject. One could taste the foods and smell the stink of the middle ages and suspend modern reality, historical accuracy, social critique and just enjoy this delightful tale.
Patrice
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
I don't like historical fiction. If I want to make up stories about the past I can do it myself. Almost nothing is known about Rashi's Daughters and I find no pleasure in reading nonsense.

I'm so tired of politically correct women's studies books. They are phony.
E S Hassan
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating Book

Really enjoyed this book, had to read and read couldn't put it down A* i would wholehearted recommended reading it
Hayley
Oct 11, 2008 added it
Recommended to Hayley by: Mom
by the description this is the same story as Rashi's Daughters book I: Jovheved
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what was the point of repeating what was in the first book?
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Maggie Anton was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California. Raised in a secular, socialist household, she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. All that changed when David Parkhurst, who was to become her husband, entered her life, and they both discovered Judaism as adults. That was the start of a lifetime of Jewish education, synagogue involvement, and ritual ...more