Apprentice (Rav Hisda's Daughter, Book 1) by Maggie Anton PDF

By Maggie Anton

ISBN-10: 1101603453

ISBN-13: 9781101603451

Hisdadukh, blessed to be attractive and realized, is the youngest baby of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. the realm round her is filled with clash. Rome, quick turning into Christian, battles Zoroastrian Persia for dominance whereas Rav Hisda and his colleagues fight to set up new Jewish traditions after the destruction of Jerusalem's Holy Temple. by contrast backdrop Hisdadukh embarks at the tortuous route to develop into an enchantress within the very land the place the notice 'magic' originated.

But the clash affecting Hisdadukh so much in detail arises whilst her father brings his top scholars ahead of her, a trifling baby, and asks her which one she's going to marry. Astonishingly, the lady replies, "Both of them." quickly she marries the older scholar, even though it turns into transparent that the more youthful one has no longer misplaced curiosity in her. whilst her new-found happiness is derailed by way of a sequence of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh needs to make a decision if she does, certainly, desire to develop into a sorceress. in keeping with genuine Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their households, " Rav Hisda's Daughter: booklet I - Apprentice" brings the area of the Talmud to existence - from a woman's viewpoint.

Praise for the "Rashi's Daughters" trilogy:

"Anton gives you a travel de force." --"Library Journal"

"A compelling mixture of drama, suspense, and romance." --"Lilith" journal

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Kitty translated the conversation into Yiddish for Reuven, until she came to the part for which there were no Yiddish words. "Together. " Mrs. Johannsen patted her chest. "Two thousand babies I deliver, maybe more. Never two with the same skin. Mr. Meltzer ran to get the rabbi. Rabbi Cohen says there's a name. Siamese twins. Mrs. Meltzer has two baby girls with their noses pressed to each other, and between them there's a piece of skin as thin as chicken flesh. " Leybe hugged her and said, "It's not your fault, Mrs.

After all, she was an Ellis Island guidea girl in a uniform, a working girl, and therefore a means of support for a new immigrant. The inspector had passed Reuven through, wishing them mazel tov, good luck, in their marriage. She'd assured him that it was only a lie of convenience to keep him in America, but as soon as the words floated across the massive room full of Ellis Island hopefuls, she knew that marrying Reuven was what she had dreamed about, without knowing she was dreaming it, since she'd first planted her foot in America.

We're staying with Leybe Feldman at Nineteenth and Market," Kitty called behind her. "I'll come by and take you over to the Galveston Page 26 Lending Library. You can pick out your very own books, you know. " Once they were on the other side of Sebastian, they stopped running. Kitty wondered why Jericho's preaching had upset her so. Her sweaty shirtwaist clung to her, and she straightened it as they passed a dry goods store on Market Street. She peeked at herself in the window glass, pleased to see how shapely she looked.

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