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Maggie Anton at PSJC

Sunday, April 21, 2013 11 Iyyar 5773

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Noted author of Rashi’s Daughter trilogy, Maggie Anton, will talk about Rav Hisda's daughter, who was one of the most frequently mentioned women in the Talmud, about life for Jews and women in Zoroastrian Persia as Rav Hisda and his colleagues established Jewish laws and practices after the destruction of Jerusalem's Temple, and about Babylonian sorcery and incantation bowls.

Anton, a clinical chemist by profession and member of a Reform synagogue in Southern California, was raised in a secular Socialist home. She first studied Talmud in 1992, with Rabbi Rachel Adler. Just a few years later she began writing Rashi's Daughters, and Anton has subsequently become one of the most popular interpreters of Talmud for modern readers. Debra Nussbaum Cohen is New York correspondent for Haaretz and contributing editor for The Forward. She is author of Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways to Welcome Baby Girls into the Covenantand a PSJC member.

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