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Presentation by the author, Maggie Anton

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Join us at Shir Hadash to meet author Maggie Anton for an informative and lively discussion accompanied by refreshments and book signing/sales. Please  register 

Congregation Shir Hadash Sisterhood and Adult Education committee are delighted to host a gathering with Maggie Anton, the award-winning author of Rashi’s Daughters. Maggie will talk with us about her new novel, The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and the Talmud. This is a powerful love story with a purpose: to challenge Jewish customs and laws that have led to disadvantages and inequity for women in marriage, ritual observance, and Torah study. She takes characters inspired by Chaim Potok and ages them into young adults in Brooklyn in the 1950’s. When journalist Hannah Eisin interviews Rabbi Nathan Mandel, a controversial Talmud professor, she persuades him to teach her the mysteries of the text forbidden to women though it might cost him his job if discovered. But their secret study sessions bring the two to the edge of a line neither dares to cross, testing their relationships with Judaism and each other.

As in her other novels, free and accessible Talmud lessons are included.

Details

Date:
October 23
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.shirhadash.org/event/maggie-anton-presentation.html

Organizer

Congregation Shir Hadash
Phone:
408.358.1751
Email:
office@shirhadash.org
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Age Group
Adults, Seniors, Everyone

Venue

Congregation Shir Hadash
20 Cherry Blossom Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Phone:
408.358.1751
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