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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There were strong doubts among the Hebrew leaders whether the non- Hebrews
should be allowed to join the ranks. Some of them suggested that this element
lacked the Hebrew heritage and would ultimately corrupt the children of Israel ...
The daily allowance of manna was one omer for each member of a family.1 On
Fridays, the collectors were allowed to gather double rations of manna. One
share was used on that day and the remainder was processed for use on the
Our own family is made up of young men who left Egypt shortly after their
twentieth birthday. Certainly, some of us who have not committed sins should be
allowed to enter the Promised Land with the generation that is first growing up.
If my daughters reach Canaan, they will not live on my land since women are not
allowed to inherit property under our laws. I can only see that my fate at this
moment is to die in the desert with no memory of my name after I am gone." At
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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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