TALK: Rav Hisda’s Daughter
Maggie Anton (Author, Rashi’s Daughters)
Wednesday, October 17 / 7:30 PM
Santa Barbara Hillel, 781 Embarcadero Del Mar, Isla Vista
Maggie Anton, award-winning author of the historical fiction series Rashi’s Daughters, discusses her latest novel, Rav Hisda’s Daughter, which brings to life the world of the Talmud from a woman’s perspective. Anton skillfully weaves together Talmudic sources to create a vivid picture of what life might have been like for the daughter of a prominent rabbinic family in Sasanian Babylonia and Roman Palestine during the late third century. Courtesy of The Book Den, copies of Rav Hisda’s Daughter will be available for purchase and signing at this event.
Sponsored by The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies, UCSB Arts and Lectures, the Dept. of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel.
For more information please visit: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu/endowments/taubman/