By Maggie Anton
Hisdadukh, blessed to be attractive and realized, is the youngest baby of Talmudic sage Rav Hisda. the area 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. in contrast backdrop Hisdadukh embarks at the tortuous route to turn into an enchantress within the very land the place the observe 'magic' originated.
But the clash affecting Hisdadukh such a lot in detail arises while her father brings his top scholars prior to her, an insignificant baby, and asks her which one she is going to marry. Astonishingly, the woman 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 via a chain of tragedies, a grieving Hisdadukh needs to come to a decision if she does, certainly, desire to turn into a sorceress. according to genuine Talmud texts and populated with its rabbis and their households, " Rav Hisda's Daughter: ebook I - Apprentice" brings the area of the Talmud to lifestyles - from a woman's point of view.
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