The Daughters Victorious

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, 2001 - Religion - 456 pages

Based on the biblical story, Rabbi Wexler takes us on a fictional journey into the lives of five brave and determined sisters who transformed Judaism and women's rights when they fought for their property and educational rights, the results of which can be seen in Judaism's laws of inheritance. All of this happening 3,000 years before the most advanced Western civilizations acted in a similar manner.

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I'm generally not such a fan of bible-based literature. However, this book surprised me. Based on talmudic sources, the bible and the writer's imagination, this book stays pretty true to the original ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
23
CHAPTER TWO
46
CHAPTER THREE
69
CHAPTER FOUR
91
CHAPTER FIVE
115
CHAPTER SIX
138
THE DESERT
167
CHAPTER SEVEN
169
THC SECOND TRIAL
309
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
311
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
335
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
359
IN CANAAN
379
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
381
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
401
GENERAL NOTES
421

CHAPTER EIGHT
193
CHAPTER NINE
214
CHAPTER TEN
239
CHAPTER ELEVEN
263
CHAPTER TWELVE
286
DETAILED NOTES
426
BIBLIOGRAPHY
445
GLOSSARY
449
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Page 203 - By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, that in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
Page 183 - I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation : he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation ; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
Page 183 - Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion. Who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Page 304 - ... a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Page 331 - And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren. And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it : and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Page 345 - Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.
Page 183 - Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise; thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion. Who shall rouse him up?
Page 416 - You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.

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