Maggie Anton

Maggie Anton

Bio

Maggie Anton was born Margaret Antonofsky in Los Angeles, California. Raised in a secular, socialist household, she reached adulthood with little knowledge of her Jewish religion. All that changed when David Parkhurst, who was to become her husband, entered her life, and they both discovered Judaism as adults. In the early 1990’s, Anton began studying Talmud in a class for women taught by Rachel Adler, now a professor at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. She became intrigued with the idea that Rashi, one of the greatest Jewish scholars ever, had no sons, only three daughters. Slowly but surely, she began to research the family and the time in which they lived. Legend has it that Rashi’s daughters were learned in a time when women were traditionally forbidden to study the sacred texts. These forgotten women seemed ripe for rediscovery, and the idea of a book about them was born.

Maggie Anton

Maggie Anton

Books

On Tour

W Boynton Beach, FL
1/29/2015
TEMPLE TORAH
W Boynton Beach, FL
Boca Raton, FL
1/30/2015
CONGREGATION B’NAI TORAH
6261 SW 18th St
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Miami, FL
2/1/2015
TEMPLE BETH AM
5950 SW 88th St
Miami, FL 33156
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