Fifty Shades of Talmud by Maggie Anton
More great news! Author and scholar Maggie Anton is joining us this year at Limmud Bay Area 2016!
Maggie Anton was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California, where she still resides. Raised in a secular household, she grew up with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. All that changed she entered college and discovered Judaism as an adult, which began a lifetime of Jewish education, synagogue involvement, and ritual observance. This was in addition to working full-time as a clinical chemist for Kaiser Permanente for over 30 years.
In 1992 Anton joined a women’s Talmud class where, to her surprise, she fell in love with Talmud, a passion that has continued unabated for over twenty years. Intrigued that the great Jewish scholar Rashi had no sons, only daughters, Anton started researching the family. 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. You can follow her blog and contact her at her website, www.maggieanton.com.
And hot off the presses! Coming March 24 – just in time for Purim. FIFTY SHADES OF TALMUD: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What [50 Talmud texts on sexuality plus 77 witty quotes and 17 cartoons]… We can’t wait to hear what Maggie will have to say about…this!