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50 Shades of Talmud: What the first Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What

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50 Shades of Talmud

A lighthearted, in-depth tour of sexuality in the Talmud.  Free and open to the public.

We are pleased to welcome Maggie Anton back to Etz Chayim. Maggie was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California, where she still resides. Raised in a secular, socialist household, she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. In 1992 Anton joined a women's Talmud class taught by Rachel Adler, now a professor at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. To her surprise, she fell in love with Talmud, a passion that has continued unabated for twenty years. Intrigued that the great Talmudic scholar Rashi had no sons, only daughters, Anton researched the family and decided to write novels about them. Thus the award-winning trilogy, Rashi's Daughters, was born, to be followed by National Jewish Book Award finalist, Rav Hisda's Daughter: Apprentice and its sequel, Enchantress. Still studying women and Talmud, Anton has lectured throughout North America and Israel about the history behind her novels.

Earlier Event: September 18
Israel and the European Union
Later Event: September 18
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