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The engrossing historical
series of three sisters in eleventh-century France continues with
the tale of Miriam, the lively and daring middle child of Salomon
Ben Isaac, today known as "Rashi". Having no sons, he continues
to teach his daughters the intricacies of the Talmud in an era
when educating women in Jewish scholarship was unheard of.
emboldened by her knowledge and mourning the death of her betrothed,
is determined to become not only the community’s midwife,
but also their mohel—performing circumcisions. As devoted
as she is to her chosen path, she cannot foresee the ways in
which she will be tested and how heavily she will need to rely
on her faith. And when a shadowy new suitor arrives in Troyes,
an exceptionally learned and handsome young scholar who struggles
with a secret that, if revealed, would expose them both to ruin.
Somehow the formidable and independent Miriam must decide if
they can forge a life together.
Maggie Anton brings the 11th century to vivid life
with MIRIAM, which poignantly captures the struggles and triumphs
of this strong Jewish woman.