MAGGIE ANTON- "FIFTY SHADES OF TALMUD: WHAT THE FIRST RABBIS HAD TO SAY ABOUT YOU-KNOW-WHAT”
NOVEMBER 9, 7pm
PRESENTED BY THE TEMPLE BETH- EL SISTERHOOD AND THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE
MAGGIE ANTON is an award-winning writer who studies Talmud and medieval history. After the success of "Rashi's Daughters" Anton started researching the lives of women in 4th-century Babylonia, where the Talmud was being created. Surprised by the prevalence of sorcery among rabbinic families, she wrote "Rav Hisda's Daughter: Bk 1 - Apprentice," which was a 2012 National Jewish Book Award Fiction finalist and a Library Journal pick for Best Historical Fiction. This was followed by its sequel, "Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda's Daughter." Anton's then turned her attention to nonfiction, with the publication of "Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say about You-Know-What," a light-hearted look at sexuality in the Talmud.
(Jean and Jesse Wulfe Religious Enhancement Fund)