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WHC’S EmptyNesters Presesnt: Maggie Anton

The Choice

Friday December 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The WHC EmptyNesters are thrilled to welcome author Maggie Anton to discuss her latest book, The Choice: A Novel of Love, Faith, and Talmud

Friday, December 2 at 12:00 pm on Zoom

This program is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is required.

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Click here to purchase this book through WHC’s Mitzvah Mall.

About the Book:

A powerful love story with a purpose:
to challenge Jewish customs concerning women, marriage, and equality.
The award-winning author of Rashi’s Daughters, Maggie Anton, has written a wholly transformative novel that takes characters inspired by Chaim Potok and ages them into young adults in Brooklyn in the 1950s, a time of Elvis & Marilyn, communist scares & polio vaccines, Jewish migration & American integration. When Hannah Eisen, a successful journalist, interviews Rabbi Nathan Mandel, a controversial Talmud professor, she persuades him to teach her the mysteries of the text forbidden to women—even though it might cost him his job if discovered. Secret meetings and lively discussions bring the two to the edge of a line that neither dares to cross, as their relationships with each other and Judaism are tested.

About the Author:

Mag­gie Anton is an award-win­ning author of his­tor­i­cal fic­tion, as well as a Tal­mud schol­ar with exper­tise in Jew­ish wom­en’s his­to­ry. Intrigued that the great Jew­ish schol­ar Rashi had no sons, only daugh­ters, she researched the fam­i­ly and their com­mu­ni­ty. Thus the award-win­ning tril­o­gy, Rashi’s Daugh­ters, was born. Since 2005, Anton has lec­tured about the research behind her sev­en books at hun­dreds of venues through­out North Amer­i­ca, Europe and Israel.



Friday, December 2


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Adult Ed, Lecture


Marsha Humphries