The Daughters Victorious
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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After their reconciliation with Joseph, the brothers settled in the Egyptian province
of Goshen. ... given land by Pharaoh and permitted to pursue their occupation of
sheep raising.9 The children of Israel prospered in Egypt during Joseph's reign, ...
"As I understand it," Zelaphchad answered, "the final plague will be inflicted upon
the Egyptians on the night of the fifteenth of this month. At that time, the first-born
son of each Egyptian family will be struck dead. There is no doubt that as soon ...
The savage nature of the Egyptian army was well known. ... They were not aware
that the change in direction was part of a Divine plan to lure the Egyptians into
pursuing the Hebrews and thus expose themselves to additional retribution.
"It would have been easier to fight the Canaanite people," Zelaphchad
responded, "than the entire Egyptian army." "We could surrender and return to
Egypt," Shafat offered. "Right now our options are to be killed fighting, or to drown
in the sea.
I am fairly certain the Egyptians will not attack before dawn but I'll return as
quickly as possible." So saying, he headed southward toward the camp center.
Where word of the arrival of the Egyptian troops had not yet spread, families were
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blumsclues - LibraryThing
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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