Thursday, May 26, 2016

Anton interview, part 1

FIFTY SHADES OF TALMUD: The Talmudic Sex exchange, part 1: What can the sages teach us about sex? (Shmuel Rosner, Jewish Journal).
Maggie Anton is the award-winning author of "Rashi's Daughters," historical novels set in the household of the great medieval Jewish scholar, whose daughters studied Talmud when these sacred texts were forbidden to women. The first book of her new series, "Rav Hisda's Daughter: A Novel of Love, The Talmud and Sorcery," which takes place in 3rd-century Babylonia as the Talmud is being created, was selected for 2012 National Jewish Book Award in Fiction and Library Journal's choice for Best 2012 Historical Fiction.

The following exchange will focus on her new book, Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What.
Background on Ms. Anton's latest book, as well as her novels, is here and many links. Some other past posts on sex and sexual consent in the Talmud are here (and links), here, here, and here.