Rav Hisda’s Daughter

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On May 14, 2013 / 5773 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines | Gender

Maggie Anton, the award-winning author of the historical fiction series Rashi’s Daughters and Rav Hisda’s Daughter, a Talmud scholar with expertise in Jewish women’s history, and an esteemed lecturer, gave this Library Book Talk at JTS on Monday, April 29, 2013. Rav Hisda’s Daughter re-creates the life of one of the most frequently mentioned women in the Talmud. Says Blu Greenberg, founding president of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, “This is more than a touching story of love and loss, a journey of an independent-minded woman or a tale of magic and witchcraft. Anton’s imagination takes you into the lives of our talmudic Sages.”