Monday, March 02, 2015

Review--A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales

A Bride for One Night: Talmud TalesA Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales by Ruth Calderon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Calderon, a scholar and MK (Member of Knesset, the Israeli parliament), brings a fresh look to classic tales from the Talmud. This translated volume focuses especially on women and the roles they played--seductress, wife, sister, scholar and more.

Calderon's volume is thought-provoking and enlightening. It helps readers of all religious backgrounds gain a deeper understanding of how the Talmud covered every aspect of Jewish life and why the learning and knowledge continues to shape Judaism today.

I look forward to more of Calderon's writing being translated into English for a broader audience.

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